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Sugary Chocolate-Cherry Shortbread

Sugary Chocolate-Cherry Shortbread
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 64
Mini chocolate chips are the perfect complement to dried cherries in this gift-worthy shortbread recipe.
Updated September 14, 2015

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dried cherries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Line 8-inch square pan with foil, leaving foil overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan. Grease foil with shortening; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon granulated sugar.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy; add powdered sugar, beating well. In medium bowl, mix flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips, cherries and vanilla. Press dough into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 40 minutes or until golden. Cool in pan 30 minutes or until slightly warm. Use foil to gently lift shortbread out of pan. With sharp knife, cut into 8 rows by 8 rows. Dip shortbread squares in 1/2 cup granulated sugar.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
Total Fat
3g
0%
Saturated Fat
2g
0%
Sodium
30mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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