Monday, December 15, 2014

Cherry Pie Shortbread Cookies for SRC Cookie Carnival 2014

 And here's another Secret Recipe Club reveal.   

Actually this is a fun one, not one of our regularly scheduled monthly reveals.

As is usual, we get paired with another blogger, and then have to pick, make and post about a recipe we find on the other persons' blog.

This month, in honor of Christmas, we're looking for and making cookie recipes, and who doesn't need more cookie recipes?   I know I do get in a rut and make the same kinds over and over and over.  But that's cause we like the ones I make, and I know how to make them.

I was paired with Andrea at Adventures In All Things Food, and while looking through her recipes I found the following;  

Cherry Pie Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies
Cherry Pie Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

I love Cherry Pie, and making a cookie that was like a miniature cherry pie, well, gee that was a no-brainer.

 We had Boat Club before this reveal so I did a private 'reveal' for them.    We usually have lots of sweets, but these, I just thought they would be extra special, and I was right. 


I think I need to make more.

Soon.

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour (I used White Lily brand)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used some Creme de Cacao)
1 can cherry pie filling
Icing:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk (I used some heavy cream I had in the fridge)
1 teaspoon Creme de Cacao

Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream the butter and sugar together, then add the vanilla extract.   Slowly add the flour, and mix.  The mixture will seem a little dry, but that's OK.

It does hold together.   Use a small cookie scoop to form the balls.  Flatten then a little
then press either your thumb (these are thumbprint cookies) or use a small spoon to make an indentation to hold the filling.
Cherry Pie Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies




 Spoon a little cherry pie filling in each indentation, I found that each one held one cherry plus a teensy bit of juice. 



Cherry Pie Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies
 Bake for 15 minutes, the edges should be turning a light brown.
  Take them out of the oven and place the pan on a cooling rack.   The cookies do need to set for at least 10 or 15 minutes to finish setting up.  I just slid the parchment paper over onto the rack.


Cherry Pie Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Then mix the powdered sugar, cream and extract together, and spoon into a piping bag or a ziploc bag and snip off a corner.   Pipe over the cooled cookies.   Let them sit for a few minutes for the icing to set up, and then serve.
These made three dozen cookies.    




Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

17 comments:

  1. Well don't these look lovely, I would like a dozen or so please.

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    1. OK, where do I deliver them? These were really lovely little pie cookies, I will be making them again.

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  2. Not a huge fan of cherry pie, but these look like great cookies during the holiday. Great SRC post. I enjoyed perusing your blog this month.

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    1. I love cherry pie, and shortbread so these cookies hit the spot, two ways. Thanks for the kind words about my blog.

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  3. I am so making these... immediately... these look fantastic!!

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    1. I think they're a great holiday cookie, so festive looking and totally delicious.

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  4. Beautiful Christmas cookies! I love anything baked with cherries :-)

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    1. Me too, I'm heading down to the kitchen to make some cherry candy shortly. And will post all about the how to's on that one as well.

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  5. How fun are these! They look wonderful!

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  6. MMM...These look so festive. I will pin to make at a later date :)

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    1. I'm planning on making one more batch of these this year, I think they look so festive.

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  7. My husband loves cherry pie, I really need to make these cookies for him. They look so tasty!

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    1. I'll make these again, I loved the cherry pie aspect of them, and I'm a big cherry pie lover.

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  8. I hear you sbout cherry pie...one of my favorite

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    1. One of my faves, but I'm also thinking I could use this recipe as a base for a lot of different pie cookies. Hmmmm...

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  9. Using cherry pie filling for a thumbprint cookie does sound wonderful! Happy holidays.

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