Hope everyone's having a relaxing Saturday! Saturdays are my days to try something new. I don't know if you're like me, but I have STACKS of recipes waiting in line to try. I am also a collector of Cookbooks. Today's recipe is from one of those cookbooks, called Macrina Bakery & Cafe Cookbook. It is a wonderful cookbook from a Seattle Cafe and it has many recipes using sour cherries. The recipe I tried today is called Sour Cherry Shortbread.
I used my vintage tablecloth with the pink roses and yellow ribbons today. So pretty!
Here's the recipe:
Sour Cherry Shortbread
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 1/2 cups AP flour
1 tsp salt
4 sticks butter, slightly softened
3/4 cup dried tart cherries, coarsly chopped
1 tbsp vanilla extract
The recipe says they make great holiday gifts and will last in an airtight container for up to one month.
To make my icing, I just used the juice of one lemon, some powdered cherry pink food coloring, and enough powdered sugar to make a fairly thick icing. Then I spread the icing on the cooled cookies and topped with half of a candied cherry. This is a very good recipe and I highly recommend it! Have a great day!