- 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."
"These are really good & look so pretty on a cookie tray! I made them for Christmas & then again for Valentine's day!"
"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."
"My family makes this every year for Christmas. We get a lot of requests for this cookie."
"I've been making this recipe at Christmas for years, its super delicious and beautiful on the cookie platter! The flavors of white chocolate and cherry are a great combo"
"It's a little bit of an assembly with the chopping and dipping, etc. but worth the effort."