Cherry Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

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Cherry Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
YIELD
3-1/2 dozen cookies
PREP TIME
20 mins
TOTAL TIME
50 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened (no substitutions)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Argo® OR Kingsford's® Corn Starch
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dried cherries
  • 1 ounce bittersweet OR semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
Drizzle:
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
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Directions
1. 
MIX butter, sugar and almond extract thoroughly using an electric mixer. Gradually blend in flour and corn starch. Add cherries and chocolate.
2. 
FORM into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Pour sugar on a small plate; dip bottom of drinking glass in sugar and gently press down on each cookie to flatten.
3. 
BAKE in a preheated 300 degrees F oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until bottoms begin to brown.
4. 
COOL 5 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
5. 
PLACE 2 ounces chocolate and shortening in a small resealable plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH for about 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted. Snip off corner and drizzle over cookies.
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