White Chocolate Cherry Cookies

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Ingredients

24 servings
  • 2 ½ cups Flour, All-Purpose Order Now!
  • ½ cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter
  • ⅔ cups drain and chop Maraschino Cherries
  • 4 ounces White Chocolate Chips #1
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 2 individual Food Coloring, Red
  • 8 ounces White Chocolate Chips #2
  • 2 teaspoons Lard/Shortening

Freezer Containers

Supplies

  • Parchment Papers
  • Baking Sheets
  • Wax Papers

Directions

In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour and sugar. Cut butter in and pulse until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add cherries and white chocolate #1. Pulse to combine. Add almond extract and food coloring. Pulse to combine. Knead mixture until it forms a smooth ball. Divide dough in half and roll each half into a log approximately 1 1/2 inches wide. Roll up in parchment paper. Refrigerate for one hour, until firm. Slice chilled dough into 3/8 inch thick slices. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine white chocolate #2 and shortening. Stir until melted. Squeeze melted chocolate over cookies (a squeeze bottle works great) or dip cookies in chocolate. Place cookies on waxed paper until set.

Freezing Directions

In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour and sugar. Cut butter in and pulse until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add cherries and white chocolate #1. Pulse to combine. Add almond extract and food coloring. Pulse to combine. Knead mixture until it forms a smooth ball. Divide dough in half and roll each half into a log approximately 1 1/2 inches wide. Roll up in parchment paper. Refrigerate for one hour, until firm. Slice chilled dough into 3/8 inch thick slices. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine white chocolate #2 and shortening. Stir until melted. Squeeze melted chocolate over cookies (a squeeze bottle works great) or dip cookies in chocolate. Place cookies on waxed paper until set. Divide into indicated number of freezer bags, label and freeze.

Serving Day Directions

Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

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About This Recipe

These festive cookies have great flavor from maraschino cherries, almond flavoring and white chocolate. They make a great addition to any holiday cookie platter.

Meet The Cook

Heather enjoys being a “home chef” and loves to cook for her family.  As a rule, her family eats dinner together every night.  Freezer cooking gives her a little more free time to read, shop, and sew cute clothes for little girls.

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