Yield: 3 1/2 dozen

Cherry Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Cherry Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Buttery Shortbread Cookies with chocolate and cherries! They are so easy to make and very pretty too!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 5 maraschino cherries, chopped
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with powdered sugar for two minutes, until creamy. Add cherry juice, cherries, flour and salt. Beat until fully combined.
  2. Fold in 1/4 cup mini morsels.
  3. Spread dough on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. My dough measured about 14x9inch. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Cut immediately after removing from oven. I cut mine into strips by cutting in thirds lengthwise, then cutting one inch strips, width-wise.
  5. Melt remaining 1/4 cup mini morsels. Put into a ziploc bag and cut off the corner. Drizzle over cooled cookies. Allow to set and enjoy! Store cookies in air tight container for up to one week.

Notes

To spread cookie dough on parchment paper, dip fingertips (repeatedly) in flour to keep them from sticking.