Cherry Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Shortbread Cookies


"Shortbread cookies with chocolate chunks and dried cherries are drizzled with more chocolate in these irresistible treats."


50 m servings 96 cals
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Original recipe yields 40 servings



  • Calories:
  • 96 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 33 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix butter, sugar and almond extract thoroughly using an electric mixer. Gradually blend in flour and corn starch. Add cherries and chocolate.
  2. Form into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Pour sugar on a small plate; dip bottom of drinking glass in sugar and gently press down on each cookie to flatten.
  3. Bake in a preheated 300 degrees F oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until bottoms begin to brown.
  4. Cool 5 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. For Drizzle: Place 2 ounces chocolate and shortening in a small resealable freezer bag. Microwave on HIGH for about 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted. Snip off corner and drizzle over cookies.
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  1. 8 Ratings


Easy, pretty, and delicious. I recommend, as always, baking on parchment paper for easy cleanup and no sticking. I made the recipe exactly as written. Quadrupled it, in fact, for a cookie exchan...

Excellent! Normally I put cookie dough in the refrigerator in between batches but I do not recommend doing that with this recipe.

These were a hit with the family.

These are very good cookies! I only made a half a batch of them. I used Theo's Chipotle Spice Sipping Chocolate for the chocolate part and otherwise followed the recipe. I use my meat tenderi...

I thought these were a pretty cookie. I also liked the idea of the flavor of chocolate and cherry. However, they were a little more crispy, than I liked, and I believe it was because of the suga...

Very good shortbread recipe. I love chocolate and cherries together, but I didn't like them in a shortbread as much as I though I would. I would make these again, but I think either leave the ...

This is a very good recipe. The only changes I made were too add a touch more almond flavoring. I doubled the recipe as well and it came out beautifully. I'm sure they will be a big hit at ch...

I'm rating this high because it looks very similar to a cookie I make at Christmas. I haven't tried this one but wanted to add a suggestion...I add macadamia nuts to mine and it's really good. G...