December 2, 2009

Are you ready for some awesome Coookiiiies !!!!!!

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Hey there friends, Happy Thursday!!
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I just linked up with Scrappy Jessi for
Hop on over and get all of your
Holiday baking done with these scrumptious recipes

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I thought I would share these Yummy
(not to mention pretty) edibles!!
For those of you that know me,
know that I adore White Chocolate.
What could be better than
Cherries and White Chocolate


White-Chocolate Cherry Shortbread


Prep: 40 min.
Bake: 10 min. per batch
Stand: 30 min.

They are well worth the time and effort.

Simply beautiful and scrumptous!!

We love these!!

Ingredients
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained and finely chopped
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup cold butter
12 ounces white chocolate baking squares with cocoa butter, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 drops red food coloring (optional)
2 teaspoons shortening
White nonpareils and/or red edible glitter (optional)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spread cherries on paper towels to drain well.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in drained cherries and 4 ounces (2/3 cup) of the chopped chocolate. Stir in almond extract and, if desired, food coloring. Knead mixture until it forms a smooth ball.

3. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using the bottom of a drinking glass dipped in sugar, flatten balls to 1-1/2-inch rounds.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until centers are set. Cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

5. In a small saucepan, combine remaining 8 ounces white chocolate and the shortening. Cook and stir over low heat until melted. Dip half of each cookie into chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. If desired, roll dipped edge in nonpareils and/or edible glitter. Place cookies on waxed paper until chocolate is set. Makes about 60.

6. To Store: Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

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Thanks for stopping by, please go

and visit Scrappy Jessi

for a list of all of the party guests !!

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Tell me what cookie warms your tummy !!

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Enjoy yourselves today,

Big Hugs xOxO Nerina :)

10 comments:

  1. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh YUMMY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  2. Hello Nerina... those look so pretty and sooo yummy! Thanks for the recipe! (I don't think I need to copy down how to store them... we won't have any left to store!)... Bisous... Julie Marie

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  3. Holy smokes, those look amazing! *drool* I love making any sort of cookie with chocolate in it! lol

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  4. 0ooohh la la,
    these sound divine.
    my son is going to freak.
    he loves cherries, and whit chocolate.
    i will have to make these this weekend.
    so delish.
    have fun in cookieland.
    oxoxo,
    Jessi

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  5. Those are such gorgeous and festive cookies plus having cherries and white chocolate in them - yum!

    Thanks for sharing these.

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  6. Well, nothin' better than cherries and chocolate! I love making goodies with white and dark chocolate and cherries. Your cookies are just beautiful. I will try these!! :)mendy

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  7. I'm a plain old fashioned, Unadorned peanut butter cookie fan. But I'm also a GirlScout Cookie connoisseur. Especially the Samoas.
    Love ya bunches,
    Kurt

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  8. These are such pretty cookies. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm loving all these cookie recipes that I'm gathering tonight..

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  9. oh my!!

    Looks yummy~~

    Thank you for sharing:)
    Happy Baking!

    Kay

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  10. Those look so yummy!I like spritz cookies!

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