CHRISTMAS-MARASCHINO-SHORTBREAD*

Ingredients:

 

°1 cup unsalted butter – room temperature

 

°1/2 cup powdered sugar

 

°1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

 

°2 cups all-purpose flour

 

°1/2 tsp salt

 

°3/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries (spread cherries on paper towels to drain well or use dried maraschino cherries)

 

°2/3 cup chocolate chips

 

*Instructions

 

Mix flour and salt.

 

Cream 1 cup unsalted softened butter with 1/2 cup powdered sugar, mix with vanilla.

 

Add the flour and salt mixture and stir until it begins to form larger tufts.

 

Stirring in chocolate chips & maraschino cherries.

 

Form the dough in the log and squeeze well or it will crumble when you cut the cookies (the log should be about 2 inches thick) Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours.

 

Preheat the oven to 325 ºF and line with parchment paper.

 

Cut the log into 1/4 or 1/3-inch thick slices (if the slices crumble, press them with your hands) and place them on a baking sheet with an inch of space between them.

 

Bake the cookies for 10 to 15 minutes (until they begin to brown slightly on top)

 

Let them cool for 5 minutes on a baking sheet before transferring to a rack to cool completely.

 

Enjoy !

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