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.  


*Adapted from Recipes for Togetherness