Christmas Candied Cherry Shortbread Cookies
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Serves: 36
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1¼ Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
  • ¼ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Confectioners’ Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • ¾ Cup Candied Red & Green Cherries, halved
  1. In a small bowl stir together the flour and salt and set aside.
  2. Cream butter with a stand mixer (or hand-held mixer) until light and fluffy (2 – 3 minutes), add sugar and beat for additional 2 – 3 minutes (scraping sides of bowl a couple of times throughout). Add vanilla. Add flour & salt and mix on low speed until dough is just incorporated together into a ball.
  3. Chill until slightly firm (at least 20 minutes).
  4. Using a cookie scoop, roll into balls and press a candied cherry half into the center of the ball (rounded side facing upwards). Chill until cookie shapes are firm before baking, at least an hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 300, and bake shortbread balls until firm to the touch, about 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
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