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Chocolate Cherry Shortbread


1 hour 5 minutes
Skill Level
12 cookies

The perfect gift, tied up with a bow. These tasty shortbread cookies balance the sweet flavors of cherry and CADBURY DAIRY MILK Chocolate. They're sure to make your friends and family smile this Christmas – or any other time of the year.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
20 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes


  • 1-1/4 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup
    unsalted butter (1 stick) , softened
  • 1/4 cup
    granulated sugar or super-fine sugar
  • 2 to 3 Tbsps
    red candied cherries chopped (about 9 cherries)
  • one half
    CADBURY DAIRY MILK Chocolate Bar (3.5 oz. bar) , chopped

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
(2) cookie sheets (2) cookie sheets
floured surface floured surface
rolling pin rolling pin
2-inch cookie cutter 2-inch cookie cutter
(2) table knives (2) table knives
bowl bowl
wire rack wire rack

Heat oven to 375° F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease.


Sift flour into large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add sugar, cherries and chocolate pieces, mixing with hands until a dough forms.


Roll out on lightly floured surface to a height of about 1/2 inch. Cut out cookies using 2-inch round cookie cutter. Reroll dough scraps, cutting cookies until dough is used. Place cookie rounds on prepared cookie sheets.


Use themed cookie cutters for special occasions.


Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

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