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Chocolate and Cherry Shortbread Cookies are pretty, delicious shortbread style chocolate and cherry flavored cookies. Perfect for any holiday cookie exchanges! Your guests will never know how easy they are to make.

Chocolate & Cherry Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate cherry shortbread cookies are pretty, delicious shortbread style chocolate and cherry flavored cookies. Perfect for any holiday cookie exchanges! Your guests will never know how easy they are to make.

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Course cookie, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, cherry, chocolate, cookie, holiday, shortbread
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 42 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies
Calories 346 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted butter Softened
  • 8 oz Cream cheese Siftened
  • 1 Cup Light brown sugar Packed
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Almond extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups All purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 20oz Jar Maraschino Cherries Drained and patted dry
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, cream cheese and brown sugar.
  3. Add in the egg, almond extract and vanilla extract and continue to mix until well combined.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the flour and salt together.

  5. Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Cover the bowl and chill for several hours.
  6. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop 1-inch balls. Place the dough onto the cookie sheet and press a small well into the tops with your thumb.
  7. Drain the maraschino cherries. Gently squeeze each cherry in a paper towel, to make sure it’s not wet. Place one cherry in the well of each cookie. *Note – If the cherries are still wet, there will be red stains around the top of your cookies.
  8. Bake for about 12 minutes and cool completely on a cooling rack.
  9. Place the white chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds, stir and then microwave 5-7 seconds at a time until the white chocolate is melted. Pour the melted chocolate into a zipper bag, snip one the tip off of one corner. Drizzle the chocolate over each cookie. Let chocolate can set for a few minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate & Cherry Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 62g69%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 1500 calorie diet.