Christmas Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients :
1 cup softened salted butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/4 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/4 tablespoon almond extract

2 cups all purpose flour

3/4 cup diced maraschino cherries

2/3 cup chocolate chips

1/4 cup nuts- optional

Drain your cherries and place onto a few sheets of paper towel to remove most of the cherry juice, then dice

In a large mixing bowl, mix together your butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and almond extract

Now mix in your flour

Fold on your maraschino cherries and chocolate chips

Knead your dough in your hands to remove and air bubbles and form into a log shape

Roll your dough log in Saran Wrap and refrigerate over night

Preheat your oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper

Unwrap and slice your dough in thick slices

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown


adapted via my friend Vera at