Dipped Cherry Cookies
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + standing
Makesabout 4 dozen
- 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.
Editor's NoteEdible glitter is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit wilton.com.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 108 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Dec 17, 2019
These cookies are very pretty and taste delicious. It definitely requires patience to form the dough into a ball, but worth the effort. I'll definitely make them again.
Feb 26, 2018
This is a really nice shortbread cookie, with just a slight cherry/almond taste. Perfect when you need something impressive but very easy
Jan 1, 2018
Delicious recipe! It takes a little bit of work to incorporate all of the flour, but they are worth it. Instead of dipping, I drizzled the white chocolate on top- they looked great and were a bit less sweet.
Feb 2, 2015
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.
Jul 21, 2014
question making for a wedding can these cookies be frozen.
Feb 23, 2014
These are really good & look so pretty on a cookie tray! I made them for Christmas & then again for Valentine's day!
Dec 17, 2013
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!!
Dec 8, 2013
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.
Dec 7, 2013
Just made these, they are excellent couldn't keep everyone from eating them lol
Feb 13, 2013
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.