Cherry Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

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Cherry Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

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Yield: 3-1/2 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
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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
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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