CHRISTMAS-MARASCHINO-SHORTBREAD

CHRISTMAS-MARASCHINO-SHORTBREAD
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Ingredients:
  • one cup unsalted butter – room temperature
  • half cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • two 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 one 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 two inches thick) Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours.
Preheat the oven to three hundred twenty five ºF and line with parchment paper.
Cut the log into a quarter 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 ten to fifteen minutes (until they begin to brown slightly on top)
Let them cool for five minutes on a baking sheet before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
Enjoy !

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