marshalledgar
2 years ago1,000+ Views
White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies.

#AREYOUKIDDINGME?!

(drops mic...)
Valentine's Day isn't JUST FOR ADULTS anymore. Any retailer could tell you that with entire aisles devoted to merchandise for every age bracket. Let me share with you some truth: cookies are for all ages. Cookies do not discriminate. They love all peoples despite their drama and whatnot.
Don't forget about the kids this V-Day with this epic five-star cookie recipe from Midwest Living, online.

Ingredients

1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained and finely chopped
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup cold butter
12 ounces white chocolate baking squares with cocoa butter, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 drops red food coloring (optional)
2 teaspoons shortening
White nonpareils and/or red edible glitter (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spread cherries on paper towels to drain well.
In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in drained cherries and 4 ounces (2/3 cup) of the chopped chocolate. Stir in almond extract and, if desired, food coloring. Knead until smooth and form into a ball.
Note: dough will be crumbly at first, but will come together as you work the dough with your hands.
Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using the bottom of a drinking glass dipped in sugar, flatten balls to 1-1/2-inch rounds.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until centers are set. Cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.
In a small saucepan, combine remaining 8 ounces white chocolate and the shortening. Cook and stir over low heat until melted. Dip half of each cookie into chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. If desired, roll dipped edge in edible embellishments. Place cookies on waxed paper until chocolate is set.
Makes about 60.

Be honest girls. Your Valentine presents you with a box of these homemade White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread cookies INSTEAD of buying you (that must-have Sephora/MAC...makeup product). Blessing or curse?!?!?!

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You had me at cherries. ^_^
2 years agoReply
we should each make these and post a card on the results. deal?! @ButterflyBlu @danse @jordanhamilton
2 years agoReply
@marshalledgar I'm in! Works for me because, duh, cookies! 馃槏馃挏
2 years agoReply
Yesssss! My next cheat day
2 years agoReply
I only like dark chocolate cookies so i'd go for that must-have sephora!
2 years agoReply
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