There are tons of amazing holiday treats out there, and when I was a kid I always loved those big jars of maraschino cherries in the back of the fridge. This year, I wanted to make something a little more sophisticated than the traditional red frosted sugar cookies, so I ran across this recipe for Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies on Pinterest and just knew it would be perfect.
Nothing says the holidays quite like homemade cookies! These maraschino cherry shortbread cookies are the perfect treat to enjoy this holiday season. Made with just a few simple ingredients, they are sure to be a hit with family and friends alike. Be sure to use quality maraschino cherries for the best flavor.
When I prepared this recipe last Christmas, I was looking for a way to use up some leftover maraschino cherries. I found a recipe for Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies and decided to give it a try. The cookies turned out delicious! They were buttery and flaky, with a slight cherry flavor. I will definitely be making these again this holiday season.
There are several reasons why you should try this recipe for maraschino cherry shortbread cookies. First, they are incredibly easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients. Second, they are the perfect holiday treat – both festive and delicious! Third, they are a great way to use up any leftover maraschino cherries you may have from your holiday cocktails. And finally, they make a lovely gift for friends and family. So go ahead and give them a try – you won’t be disappointed!
1. If you don’t have maraschino cherries on hand, you can use any type of cherry in this recipe.
2. Be sure to use fresh cherries for the best flavor.
3. If you want a more festive look, try decorating the cookies with red and green icing.
4. These cookies are best served with a glass of milk or a cup of hot cocoa.
When it comes to shortbread cookies, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First, be sure to use good-quality butter. This will make a big difference in the flavor and texture of your cookies.
Second, be sure to use maraschino cherries that are well-drained. Otherwise, your cookies will be too moist.
And finally, don’t overbake your cookies! They should be golden brown, but not too dark.
Conclusion & Recipe:
These Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies are the perfect holiday treat! They’re easy to make, and they’re so festive with their red and green colors. Plus, they taste great! So if you’re looking for a holiday cookie recipe that’s sure to please, give these a try. You won’t be disappointed.
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp. Salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
½ cup powdered Sugar
½ Tbsp. vanilla extract
¾ cup chopped maraschino cherries – It is important to spread the cherries on a paper towel after chopping in order to extract all liquid. Or you can use dried Maraschino cherries
⅔ cup mini or regular chocolate chips
Chop cherries, place them on a paper towel, and then cover the towel with a paper towel to absorb any liquid.
Mix flour and salt in a bowl.
Mix 1 cup of unsalted butter and ½ cup powdered sugar in a large bowl or stand mixer. Add the vanilla.
Mix flour and salt together. Continue mixing on low speed until you see larger clumps.
Use a rubber spatula, or a wooden spoon to gently stir in chocolate chips.
Make a log out of the dough and press it down. Otherwise, it will crumble when you cut the cookies. The log should be approximately 2 inches thick. Wrap it in plastic wrap and let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
After the dough has chilled, heat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet using parchment paper.
Slice the chilled log into ¼- or ⅓-inch thick slices. If the slices are too crumbly, you can press them together with your hands. Place the slices on the baking sheet, leaving a 12-inch space between them.
Bake the cookies for 18-20 minutes, and then turn the pan over after 10 minutes. The cookies will become golden brown on the bottom, and the top will set.
Let them cool on a baking tray for 10 minutes, then transfer them carefully to a rack to cool completely.