Recipe by Carol
"This is an easy shortbread recipe to make and really delicious. I sometimes make this at Christmas along with my other recipes for shortbread is a favorite of mine at Christmas as well as my family's."
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I quadrupled this recipe for a large group. the previous reviewer is right, only use 3/4 cup butter.. Also make sure your cherries are thawed out or fresh. I might even replace some of the powdered sugar with granulated sugar, and add some vanilla for flavor. I love shortbread, but this needed a little something!
This recipe can actually be one of the best shortbread cookie recipes. The only error is that there shouldn't be 1 cup of butter, only 3/4 cup butter.
I was very disappointed with the recipe. I made it twice and tried adding extra flour the second time since the cookies ran all over my baking sheet the first time. Sorry, but I would not recommend this one.
In this recipe, the short bread came out softer than i would have expected. I ended up tapping the uncooked dough with my finger rather than using the floured fork. I was pleasantly surprised when i ended up with purple cookies. I used frozen cherries, and some of the juice ended up in the batter. But in the future, i plan to just make shortbread thumbprints and use cherry preserves. The cookies were more bland than i had hoped. But, put a plate full in front of me and i'll still devour them.
EASY TO MAKE. WE LOVED THESE COOKIES. IMADE THEM STRICTLY FOLLOWING THE RECIPE THE FIRST TIME. THEY WERE GREAT. THE SECOND TIME I ADDED VANILLA AND COCONUT. THEY STILL TURNED OUT GREAT.
Is there a certain technique I'm missing out on regarding shortbread cookies? As another reviewer states back in 2000 these ran all over my baking sheet as well. They're flatter than a pancake and I'm disappointed. I don't recommend using this recipe if you're not sure what you're doing. Try a recipe with more in depth instructions.
I had some fresh cherries we had just picked, and was looking for some different ways to use them. This were great. Very rich and yummy.
Loved them! I used pitted sour cherries and put chocolate chips on top before baking. I did increase the baking time to 14 mins. to get them more of a golden brown.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cherry Shortbread Cookies
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 140
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