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Maraschino Cherries and White Chocolate Cookies

Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Soft and buttery almond scented cookies bursting with maraschino cherries, cut into hearts and drizzled with white chocolate, these are sure to charm your friends and family this Valentine’s day.

 

 

 

 

 

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Maraschino Cherries and White Chocolate Cookies
 
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Serves: 2-3 dozen
Ingredients
  • 3 c unbleached flour
  • 2 ts baking powder
  • ¼ ts fine salt
  • 2 sticks soft, unsalted butter
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 room temperature eggs
  • 2 tb almond extract
  • 2-4 tb maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 c chopped maraschino cherries
  • ½ c melted white chocolate
Instructions
  1. In the first bowl, sift/whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In the second bowl, cream the butter and sugar together for 3-5 minutes or until soft and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs, extract, and juice.
  4. Toss the chopped cherries in the first {dry} bowl to coat.
  5. In thirds, combine the first and second bowls together, taking care not to over mix.
  6. Wrap in plastic and flatten to chill evenly in the fridge for 1 hour.
  7. Roll out onto a lightly floured surface, moving the dough around so it doesn't stick. Try not to use too much flour as it will make the cookies dry.
  8. Cut into desired shapes and chill for an additional 15 minutes.
  9. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
  10. Cool and drizzle with melted chocolate.
Notes
Prep does not include chilling time.

{Luxardo cherries aren’t necessary for this recipe but please use maraschino cherries with natural flavors/colors.  This may not impart the brightest hue but if that’s desired, you can always use food coloring, if necessary.  The splash of juice here is to lightly flavor the dough with a blend of almond and cherry flavor.}

Love,

Your Squishy Monster

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