White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies

White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies! (see recipe below)

Yesterday, you may or may not have caught my guest post over on Liz’s site for Chocolate Chip Thursday.

Hence the reason for my “mystery cookie” from earlier in the week.

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So in case you missed it, let’s get ya’ll caught up to speed on these delicious White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread cookies! Because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and what better excuse to bake up some fun, festive treats, right?? Winking smile

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And really, who doesn’t love a little white chocolate in their lives…

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When combined together in this simple shortbread cookie, the flavors of the white chocolate and cherries are nothing short of delicious, and the color of the cherries just screams Valentine’s Day. They will make the perfect gift for your sweetie, your friends, your co-workers…or let’s be serious, yourself.

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For the play-by-play…

First, start off by chopping up the cherries and leave them to dry on a paper towel.

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Next, combine your flour and sugar.

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And add your cold, cut up butter.

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Using a pastry blender (or two knives if you don’t have one), cut in the butter until the mixture becomes crumbly.

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It might take a while…

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…but eventually it will look like this.

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Next, add in 2/3 cup of the finely chopped white chocolate and the chopped cherries.

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Add in your almond extract,

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and red food coloring. You don’t need it, but it totally helps add to the festiveness of the cookie. Smile

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Now crank up your muscles and knead the dough to form a nice, smooth ball.

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Take a quick rest (your arms may be tired!) then go ahead and start to form your dough into 3/4” balls, placing them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

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Using a drinking glass, dip the bottom into sugar and flatten out your dough balls.

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Allow to bake and cool completely.

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Then go ahead and dip half of these bad boys into your melted white chocolate.

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Mmmmmm, so tasty! Smile

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Comments

  1. says

    Yum! White chocolate and cherry together are seriously one of my favorite flavor combos (behind milk chocolate and peanut butter of course!). I wonder how these would taste if I added a few toffee bits into the mix. I feel an experiment comin’ on!
    Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl recently posted..Down the Road

  2. says

    These cookies look so good! They are so festive for Valentine’s Day! I definitely saved this recipe! :) I like that you showed step by step how to make these. Thanks for that :)

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