Delightful soft shortbread cookies with cherries and chocolate chips will become one of your favorite holiday cookies! If you’re looking for a great addition to your Christmas cookie plates, these cookies are for you!
In most shortbread cookies recipes you’ll find three main ingredients: butter, sugar, and flour. The shortbread cookie recipe below still has all that extraordinary butter flavor and also includes cherries.
The cherries and chocolate chips pair beautifully in a buttery, shortbread cookie. Not only are they pretty, but they are really, really tasty and extremely simple to make.
On Christmas Eve I always like to make different recipes than last Christmas. I have here other Christmas cookies recipes like but this year I want to make these cherry shortbread cookies for my Christmas Dinner table. I’m always adding more and you should too!
These cherry chocolate chip shortbread cookies quickly became my favorite after creating them. They’re so easy that it always floors me how little effort they take every time I whip them up. They’re definitely a great cookie recipe for during the busier time of the holidays.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE T HESE CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP SHORTBREAD COOKIES:
- 1 cup softened salted butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 tablespoon almond extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup diced maraschino cherries
- 2/3 cup chocolate chips
How to make Cherry Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
- Drain your cherries and place onto a few sheets of paper towel to remove most of the cherry juice, then dice
In a large mixing bowl
- Mix together your butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and vanilla extract
- Now mix in your flour
- Fold on your cherries and chocolate chips
- Knead your dough in your hands to remove and air bubbles and form into a log shape
- Roll your dough log in Saran Wrap and refrigerate overnight
- Preheat your oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper
- Unwrap and slice your dough in thick slices
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown and ENJOY!
They are so simple but make a great impression. I made the dough with my son’s help. They’re perfect for Christmas cookie trays, cookie exchanges, Valentine’s Day treats … or, for everyday enjoying.