White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread
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White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

This white chocolate cherry shortbread uses tart cherries as the perfect complement to sweet white chocolate chips.

20 min
1 hr 25 min



1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup dried cherries, chopped

3/4 cup white baking chips


1/2 cup white baking chips

2 teaspoons shortening

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter, sugar and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cherries and white baking chips.

  3. STEP 3

    Divide mixture in half. Press mixture firmly and evenly into 2 ungreased (9-inch) round baking pans. Bake 22-26 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Cut each pan into 16 wedges. Cool completely. Remove from pans.

  4. STEP 4

    Melt white chocolate and shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Drizzle over cooled wedges. Let stand until set.

Tip #1

Shortbread is a drier and more crumbly dough, so make sure to press it firmly into each pan before baking to ensure the dough holds together.


8Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
55Sodium (mg)
17Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)


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  December 21, 2017

Delicious! Followed the directions exactly and they came out perfect. Make sure you follow the baker's tip which is to pack the dough tightly in the pan. I may add almond extract next time just because I love it and it usually goes well with cherries.

— says Lili
ChallengingA breeze
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  December 19, 2016

I have made this recipe a few times and absolute love it. I replace 1/3 CUP of the flour with corn starch, it gives the cookie a velvety taste and texture.

— says Christi
  March 11, 2016

These are good, have great potential. As I have found before with Land O Lakes recipes, there is too much flour in the recipe. I considered reducing the amount of flour from 2 1/3 cups to just 2 cups. Should have, will next time.

— says Beth
  December 17, 2012

Made these for a cookie exchange and everyone RAVED about them! Make sure you don't cook too long, and I found that pressing the dough in the pan with a sheet of wax paper worked beautifully. If you don't press them together well enough, they will crumble apart when you taken them out of the pan. Thanks for a wonderful recipe

— says Michelle
  August 17, 2011

Made it for a party using both cherries and cranberry craisens. Rave reviews.

— says Sandy L.
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