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Cherry White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Say Merry Christmas with 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.

Cherry White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Cherry White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

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.

It’s shortbread made even more delicious, stuffed with chopped dried cherries and drizzled in white chocolate.

White Chocolate Chips for Cranberry White Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars

White Chocolate Chips can be substituted for your own favourite chocolate.

Try them with other dried fruits too, like raisins or apricots. Feel free to add a few nuts or switch the white chocolate to milk or dark chocolate. Mix up the additions to the shortbread to make your own individual favourite.

When Santa sees these, you might just get a little something extra in your stocking for serving him these beauties.

Merry Christmas! (Printable recipe below.)

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You can try our Classic Shortbread recipe too.

 

 

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Cherry White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
Yield: 48 cookies

Cherry White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

There is something very special about the simple deliciousness of good shortbread cookies, especially this fantastic version, combined with dried cherries & white chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter and sugar.
  2. Add the vanilla extract.
  3. Fold in the flour.
  4. Fold in the cherries.
  5. 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.)
  6. Bake at 350 degrees 12-15 minutes until edges are golden brown.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Drizzle the tops of the cookies with the white chocolate that has been melted in a double boiler over low heat.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

48

Serving Size

48 cookies

Amount Per Serving Calories 142Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 21mgSodium 64mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 0gSugar 6gProtein 1g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Kathy

Thursday 28th of November 2019

Do these freeze well?

JUNE

Saturday 5th of January 2019

Hi Barry: What caught my I at your website was the lighthouse (as I'm a collector), but then I discovered your recipes and love them. I hope to continue receiving your e-mails! June

Mark Schommer

Monday 24th of December 2018

Merry Christmas Barry. I’m having to bake for a lactose intolerant family member. Butter unfortunately is a problem as you know. Will substituting a good margarine work?

Thx

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 27th of December 2018

Use block margarine if you are forced to substitute. Never use spreadable margarine for baking. Many recipes will end in disaster.

Joanne J

Sunday 11th of December 2016

How many cookies does one recipe make?

Barry C. Parsons

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Depends on the size and method you use to form them. 2 to 3 dozen

Laurel

Tuesday 15th of September 2015

There loos like a misprint, Is the amount for the white chocolate chips 3/4 cup?

Barry C. Parsons

Monday 5th of October 2015

OOPs....finger on the shift key there. 3/4 it is.

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