Cherry White Chocolate Cookies
Let me start by saying, my mother would not be excited about this recipe. She would be especially upset that I chose this as my first recipe post ever.
Ok not really.
But, she does not like almond extract OR maraschino cherry’s. She thinks this cookie falls into the “grandma” category.
I’m alright with being a grandma if it means I get to eat these cookies. I know they sound gross. Please trust me, they are super delicious. When I first tried them I had no idea what was in them. Make them. Make other people try them first, and then tell them what they’re made of.
This recipe is adapted from my wonderful Aunt Mickey 🙂
p.s. My photos are garbage. Hoping the Easter Bunny/Birthday Prince brings me a new camera soon. I promise to improve the quality of this blog asap.
Recipe: Dipped Cherry Cookies
• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 3/4 cup sugar, divided
• 1 cup cold butter, cubed
• 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained, and finely chopped
• 12 ounces white baking chocolate, finely chopped, divided
• 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
• 2 teaspoons shortening
• coarse sugar and red glitter/sprinkles
In a large bowl, combine the flour and 1/2 cup sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Knead in cherries, 2/3 cup white chocolate and almond extract until dough forms a ball.
(they are pretty crumbly, requires slight man-handling)
Shape into 3/4-inch balls. Place 2-inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a glass dipped in remaining sugar. Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
In a microwave, melt shortening and remaining white chocolate at 70% power for 1 minutes; stir. Microwave in additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
Dip half of each cookie into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and/or edible glitter. Place on waxed paper until set.
Share with friends/self and ENJOY!!!