This is an easy shortbread recipe to make and really delicious. I sometimes make this at Christmas along with my other recipes for shortbread is a favorite of mine at Christmas as well as my family's.

Carol
Advertisement

Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

    Advertisement
  • Cream butter and confectioners' sugar together. Add the cornstarch and flour and mix well. Stir in the chopped cherries. Drop teaspoonfuls of the dough onto a cookie sheet then press with tines of a floured fork.

  • Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) until lightly golden, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

217.7 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 18.8g 6% DV; fat 15.5g 24% DV; cholesterol 40.7mg 14% DV; sodium 109.7mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2004
I quadrupled this recipe for a large group. the previous reviewer is right only use 3/4 cup butter.. Also make sure your cherries are thawed out or fresh. I might even replace some of the powdered sugar with granulated sugar and add some vanilla for flavor. I love shortbread but this needed a little something! Read More
(31)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2003
This recipe can actually be one of the best shortbread cookie recipes. The only error is that there shouldn't be 1 cup of butter only 3/4 cup butter. Read More
(76)
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2003
This recipe can actually be one of the best shortbread cookie recipes. The only error is that there shouldn't be 1 cup of butter only 3/4 cup butter. Read More
(76)
Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2004
I quadrupled this recipe for a large group. the previous reviewer is right only use 3/4 cup butter.. Also make sure your cherries are thawed out or fresh. I might even replace some of the powdered sugar with granulated sugar and add some vanilla for flavor. I love shortbread but this needed a little something! Read More
(31)
Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
I was very disappointed with the recipe. I made it twice and tried adding extra flour the second time since the cookies ran all over my baking sheet the first time. Sorry but I would not recommend this one. Read More
(19)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2006
In this recipe the short bread came out softer than i would have expected. I ended up tapping the uncooked dough with my finger rather than using the floured fork. I was pleasantly surprised when i ended up with purple cookies. I used frozen cherries and some of the juice ended up in the batter. But in the future i plan to just make shortbread thumbprints and use cherry preserves. The cookies were more bland than i had hoped. But put a plate full in front of me and i'll still devour them. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2006
EASY TO MAKE. WE LOVED THESE COOKIES. IMADE THEM STRICTLY FOLLOWING THE RECIPE THE FIRST TIME. THEY WERE GREAT. THE SECOND TIME I ADDED VANILLA AND COCONUT. THEY STILL TURNED OUT GREAT. Read More
(12)
Rating: 2 stars
12/07/2010
Is there a certain technique I'm missing out on regarding shortbread cookies? As another reviewer states back in 2000 these ran all over my baking sheet as well. They're flatter than a pancake and I'm disappointed. I don't recommend using this recipe if you're not sure what you're doing. Try a recipe with more in depth instructions. Read More
(10)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2008
I had some fresh cherries we had just picked and was looking for some different ways to use them. This were great. Very rich and yummy. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2006
Loved them! I used pitted sour cherries and put chocolate chips on top before baking. I did increase the baking time to 14 mins. to get them more of a golden brown. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
Easy Delicious and something different! Love this one!!!! Read More
(6)