- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sugar, divided
- 1 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1/2 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries, patted dry
- 12 ounces white baking chocolate, finely chopped, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 teaspoons shortening
- Coarse sugar and red edible glitter
- In a large bowl, combine flour and 1/2 cup sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Knead in the cherries, 2/3 cup white chocolate and extract until dough forms a ball.
- Shape into 3/4-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a glass dipped in remaining sugar. Bake at 325° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- In a microwave, melt shortening and remaining white chocolate; stir until smooth.
- Dip half of each cookie into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; sprinkle with coarse sugar and edible glitter. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Reviews for Dipped Cherry Cookies
"Nice, subtle cherry flavor. Tried dipped in white chocolate & dark chocolate, not sure which we liked better, but the white ones were prettier. Mixed everything in the food processor. Super easy, but my cookies were a uniform pink color. Might try them again with a glaze or icing instead."
"question making for a wedding can these cookies be frozen."
"I made these with Brown Rice Flour (gluten free). Needed to add 1/2 Cup more flour. Turned out delicious!! I'll make them again!!"
"These came out great! I made them for a cookie exchange and everyone loved them! They were a little time consuming but not overly so. I liked the limited ingredients. I will attempt these as glutton-free and post my results."
"Just made these, they are excellent couldn't keep everyone from eating them lol"
"LOVE it! It's a must have for Christmas baking list. I also like to make it for Valentines day as well.I use a food processor for the white chocolate and cherries to help the flavor mix throughout the dough a little better and I keep a little of the marachino liquid and add it in for a little more coloring and cherry flavor."
"It's a little bit of an assembly with the chopping and dipping, etc. but worth the effort."