Small Cookie Sunday: Cherry Shortbread


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This is variation #2 of the classic shortbread cookie recipe. Finely chopped Maraschino cherries are the only addition. Oh yes, so good for you! The cherries not only add the bright red flecks throughout the dough, but they also infuse it with a marbled look of pale pink. It is very appealing. These pretty pink cookies are magnets for children!

Follow the classic shortbread cookie recipe in the link below. Finely chop the Maraschino cherries, drain, and press out any additional moisture with a towel. This recipe will yield slightly more cookies than the classic shortbread cookie recipe.

Small Cookie Sunday: Cherry Shortbread
Author: Evermine
  • 1 cup salted butter, very soft
  • 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • If using unsalted butter, add 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup Maraschino cherries, finely chopped, drained and patted dry with a towel.
  1. For the shortbread cookie recipe, [url href=””]click here[/url]

For Packaging:

• medium cellophane bags, 3″ x 1.75″ x 8”. Stack the cookies on the counter, then use an offset spatula to slide the stacks into the bags. Seal the bags with the tin ties provided.
small luggage tags shape 1B, Scallop Edge style
shape 28 label to indicate the type of cookie, Scallop Edge style
shape 05 text label for the back, Scallop Edge style
• silky ribbon tied in a bow


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Avatar photo Jeanne Williamson (138 Posts)

Jeanne and her husband David launched My Own Labels in January of 2000. It was a spin-off of their successful graphic design firm, plus it allowed Jeanne to incorporate her love of baking, making, sewing and creating. Today David and Jeanne continue to be the heart of the operation both creatively and practically.

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