These are the cookies Santa is getting at our house this year.
They are an elegant cookie -- perfect with tea or coffee; a great treat to serve to guests.
Santa needs a little elegance every once and a while, right? A change from the traditional frosted sugar cookie, gingerbread men, or molasses cookie.
A buttery cookie, with hints of dark chocolate and cherries, drizzled with melted chocolate.
Trust me. You'll enjoy them greatly.
Cherry Dark Chocolate Shortbread - Adapted from Recipes for Togetherness
13 T butter, softened (1 stick + 5 T)
1/2 C sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 C all purpose flour
1/4 C corn starch
1/4 C dried cherries, diced
~1 T milk
1/4 C dark chocolate chips, diced
1 T sugar
Cream together butter and sugar.
Add in vanilla.
Then, mix together corn starch and flour in a medium bowl.
Add slowly to the flour mixture to the creamed butter.
Add in 1 T milk, slowly. Adding only enough to get the dough to stick and clump together.
Then, mix in the cherries and chocolate.
Roll the cookies into 1 inch balls.
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Spread 1 T sugar on a plate.
Press a small glass bowl into the 1 T sugar, and then press the cookies flat.
Bake at 300 for 20-30 minutes, until the bottom begins to brown.
Cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire wrack.
If desired, melt 1/8 C chocolate chips in a small bowl.
Drizzle chocolate over the top of the cookies.
Allow chocolate to harden before transferring to an airtight container to store.
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