Cherry Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Argo® Recipes
Cherry Chocolate Shortbread CookiesRecipe

3 1/2 dozen cookies


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1 cup butter, softened (no substitutions)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Argo® OR Kingsford's® Corn Starch
1/2 cup finely chopped dried cherries
1 ounce bittersweet OR semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon shortening


Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes

MIX butter, sugar and almond extract thoroughly using an electric mixer. Gradually blend in flour and corn starch. Add cherries and chocolate.


FORM into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Pour sugar on a small plate; dip bottom of drinking glass in sugar and gently press down on each cookie to flatten.


BAKE in a preheated 300°F oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until bottoms begin to brown.


COOL 5 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


PLACE 2 ounces chocolate and shortening in a small resealable plastic bag.  Microwave on HIGH for about 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted.  Snip off corner and drizzle over cookies.

Created date

November 2011