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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!
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.
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.
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.
This shortbread is VERY soft, the adjustments I made to it are as follows, I used 3/4 cup butter, and 1/4 Maraschino cherry juice, and 1/2 cup chopped drained maraschino cherries. They come out very pretty, and then you can either drizzle them with some white chocolate or cookie icing. They look lovely on your Xmas Cookie tray and are always a hit!
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