Christmas Cherry Shortbread Cookies

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Enjoy this Christmas Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies recipe and get ready for the holidays. Can there ever be enough of this Christmas Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies recipe? It seems that shortbread cookie recipes are just synonymous with the holidays and the whole Christmas tradition. And they are such an easy cookie to make. In this Christmas Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies recipe, the shortbread is flavored with chocolate chips as well. Further, instead of putting the maraschino cookie on top of the cookie, which is a very classic and traditional way of making up this particular cookie recipe, the maraschino cherries are chopped and added right in to the dough. This makes for a very pretty and interesting contrast to the dough, and lets you get more cherry in every bite. So this is a great twist on a conventional and traditional method of making this cookie recipe. As well, the chocolate chips add a nice twist to the usual shortbread cookie recipe and introduces another sultry and deep flavor to this rich dessert cookie.

These cookies can be made up ahead of time, and the cookie dough can even be frozen for some months before you use it. Just be sure to entirely wrap the dough so that it does not collect other smells from the freezer or get freezer burn because it has not been wrapped well enough. That way, you can be sure you will have fabulous cookies whenever you are in the mood to make some of them up. That is another advantage to using frozen dough. You can simply pull out the dough and cut the exact number of cookies that you wan to make for that particular purpose. So if you are feeding the family some for dessert, you make up just enough for them. If you are having friends and guests over, you can choose how many you want to make. And each time, you will have fresh and delicious cookies to serve them.

This is a very pretty Christmas Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies recipe, and the cookies will be greeted with plenty of enthusiasm (and eaten up accordingly!). They have the great and bright color of the red maraschino cherries as well as the dark chocolate brown of the chocolate chips and they both dot the light, white color of the shortbread in a very attractive way. This is a great holiday cookie for several reasons. First, of course, the flavor is terrific and shortbread is always a popular holiday taste. As well, the colors of the cherries and chocolate chips say happy holidays to everyone. Finally, the dough can be prepared ahead of time and served up as needed. Enjoy them soon.

Nutrition Facts for: Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies from OMG Chocolate Desserts
Ingredients: Unsalted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, maraschino cherries.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 24 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 148, Calories from Fat 83, Total Fat 9.2g 14%, Saturated Fat 5.9g 30%, Cholesterol 21mg 7%, Sodium 109mg 5%, Potassium 43mg 1%, Carbohydrates 14.9g 5%, Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%, Sugars 6.5g, Protein 1.6g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 1%, Iron 3%

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