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[Cookie Elf File] Love Cherries? White Chocolate? Make This Easy Cherry Shortbread Recipe
February 23, 2021
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Today’s feature is a Cherry Shortbread Recipe you can bake up as you celebrate National Cherry Month in February!

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Feature: Love Cherries? White Chocolate? Make This Cherry Shortbread Recipe

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Love cherries? White chocolate? Both? This Cherry Shortbread Recipe is a lovely, colorful variation of the rich, buttery classic bars with your favorite flavors. And it’s so easy to make!

Maraschino cherries are bright red, flavored with sweetener and almond flavoring, and processed in sugar syrup. The trick to using them in this recipe is to chop them finely and then set them in a colander to drain while you mix the cookie dough. This prevents runny or lumpy shortbread and distributes the flavors through the bars.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooling time: 20-25minutes
Makes about 6 dozen shortbread bars

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