I love shortbread, anything that has almond flavor and maraschino cherries. So, when I found this recipe I knew I had to try it. I know... I've heard the Red Dye scare about maraschino cherries, but I don't care! I doubt I eat these often enough to risk the "danger"! These bright red cherries bring back childhood memories of Shirley Temples when my mother would take me out to dinner. My son loves them, too. So, when I tasted the dough to this recipe, I knew I had a winner. I saw this recipe in Fine Cooking, on several food blogs and Better Homes and Garden Magazine-- so I decided to make them.
I ended up making the dough, rolling it into a log and then slicing them 2 days later-- now that I am on vacation. They are really good and I think that they would be fun to make for Valentine's Day. My son keeps trying to swipe them, so I need to hurry up and wrap them as party favors for our Christmas Eve Dinner guests.
Here's the recipe: