Dark Chocolate Cherry Shortbread


Cherry Dark Chocolate Shortbread  - Finding Joy in My Kitchen* 


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, and drizzle chocolate over the top of the cookies.  Allow chocolate to harden before transferring to an airtight container to store.  


Enjoy! 


*Adapted from Recipes for Togetherness