old fashioned cherry


 shortbread cookies

about the recipe

These cherry shortbread cookies are buttery, sweet and crispy with juicy maraschino cherries in the center.  These Christmas cookies can be made in 1 bowl and are dairy free!

main ingredients


butter (dairy free)

maraschino cherries

powdered sugar


step 1

Cream the softened butter and powdered sugar in a bowl.

step 2

Add the flour and salt to the bowl.

step 3

Mix the ingredients to form a crumbly dough that comes together when rolled.

step 4

Scoop the cookie dough, flatten to a disc, and add the cherry to the center.

step 5

Roll into a smooth ball and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.


Chill the dough and then, bake for 13-15 minutes.


Cool the cookies and top with the cherry icing!

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