Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dried Cherry Shortbread Cookies


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup dried cherries, chopped
1 stick butter, room temperature (cut into cubes)
1/4 plus 2 Tbsp confectionery sugar
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven at 325 degrees F.

Sift flour with confectionery sugar and salt.

Put flour into food processor. Add  butter cubes and process it for 2 minutes. Add chopped cherries and pulse 2 or 3 times. Gather flour and form into a ball.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out the dough to about 1/4 -inch thickness. Cut out cookie into rectangles or any preferred shapes.

Place on a baking sheet  lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes, or until just lightly browned on the bottoms.