Cherry Shortbread Cookies

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Recipe by  Carol

“This is an easy shortbread recipe to make and really delicious. I sometimes make this at Christmas along with my other recipes for shortbread is a favorite of mine at Christmas as well as my family's.”

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Original recipe yields 2 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter and confectioners' sugar together. Add the cornstarch and flour and mix well. Stir in the chopped cherries. Drop teaspoonfuls of the dough onto a cookie sheet then press with tines of a floured fork.
  3. Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) until lightly golden, about 10 to 15 minutes.

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This recipe can actually be one of the best shortbread cookie recipes. The only error is that there shouldn't be 1 cup of butter, only 3/4 cup butter.



I quadrupled this recipe for a large group. the previous reviewer is right, only use 3/4 cup butter.. Also make sure your cherries are thawed out or fresh. I might even replace some of the powdered sugar with granulated sugar, and add some vanilla for flavor. I love shortbread, but this needed a little something!



I was very disappointed with the recipe. I made it twice and tried adding extra flour the second time since the cookies ran all over my baking sheet the first time. Sorry, but I would not recommend this one.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 218 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 15.5 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs
  • 18.8 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 110 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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