Recipe by Lori G
"Light, buttery shortbread cookies! Cut them into Christmas shapes and decorate with colored sugar and maraschino cherries."
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1 (2.25 ounce) jar
red decorator sugar
1 (10 ounce) jar
maraschino cherries, drained
I really surprised by the reviews these cookies have had since last year. These are not meant to be cutout cookies. I make these as little balls, pressed down with a cherry in the middle, and they're my favorite Christmas cookie!
These cookies were awful!! Tasted like flour!! And they were not at all easy!!~ Made the first batch..tasted them...and threw everything away!!~ Such a disappointment!~
Everyone has their own opinion, I suppose, but me and my family found that the cookies were delicious! My trick? I took a cup of chocolate chips and a tablespoon of vegetable shortening, microwaved it all for 30 seconds, stirred and again for 30 seconds. I dipped half of each cookie in the chocolate and set the cookies on waxed paper, decorated them with sprinkles and set them in the fridge for 20-25 minutes. YUM! Wonderful! Very easy recipe to follow, dough was easy to work with and baked beautifully!
These cookies were fabulous! They were soft and extremely delicious. I gave them out to a bunch of my friends and they all said they were probably the best cookies that they had ever had! I dipped them in melted chocolate chips but they would have been just as good without the chocolate chips. I highly suggest this recipe for any shortbread cookie lovers!
These cookies were very floury, not buttery like shortbread should be. And they were so soft and crumbly that the shapes broke on the plate. I'll stick with my favourite brown sugar shortbread recipe from now on.
I have relatively no baking experience, but I made these for Mother's Day and they turned out great! The cookies tasted good plain, but I tried putting on both maraschino cherries and melted chocolate chips which were both tasty. This recipe is a keeper for me!
I chose not to use the cherries, but rather dip half of each cookie in chocolate and let them cool on wax paper. They look professionally made and taste home baked!
whipped shortbread, light melt-in-your-mouth kind of wonderful!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 144
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