Cherry White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies – There really is something very special about the simple deliciousness of really good shortbread cookies and this version is just fantastic.
It’s Christmas Eve and time to put out the cookies for Santa tonight. Make sure Santa remembers your house by treating him to these amazing buttery shortbread cookies stuffed with chopped dried cherries and drizzled in white chocolate. You might just get a little something extra in your stocking for serving him these beauties.
- 2 cups salted butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 4 cups flour
- 3/4 cup chopped dried cherries
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
Cream the butter and sugar.
Add the vanilla extract.
Fold in the flour.
Fold in the cherries.
Roll in balls and flatten or roll out and cut into shapes as desired. I like to bake the dough in large rectangles and then cut the cookies in fingers just when they come out of the oven and are still warm. (Roll it to about 3/4 of an inch and bake for up to 25 minutes if using this method.)
Bake at 350 degrees 12-15 minutes until edges are golden brown.
Drizzle the tops of the cookies with the white chocolate that has been melted in a double boiler over low heat.