White Chocolate Maraschino Cherries
Adopted from Oh My God Chocolate Desserts
Makes approximately 24 cookies
1 cup butter, room temperature
½ cup powdered sugar
2 0.28 ounce packets Dr. Oetker Natural Vanilla Sugar (optional)
½ tablespoons vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt (if using salted butter, omit the salt)
¾ cup chopped maraschino cherries
⅔ cup white chocolate chips, dyed if desired
1. Mix together flour and salt and set aside. Cream together butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla sugar, about five minutes until light and fluffy. Mix vanilla. Add flour and mix until clumps begin to form. Gently mix in cherries and chocolate.
2. Form the dough into a log, pressing it together well. The log should be about two inches thick. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in fridge at least 1-2 hours or overnight.
3. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the log into ¼ to ⅓ inch slices, pressing any crumbles back together. Place on baking sheet one inch apart. Bake 10-15 minutes until cookies just start to turn lightly golden brown on top. Cool 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.