Cherry Cordial Cookies
These intricate Cherry Cordial Cookies are surprisingly easy to make. You start with a soft shortbread cookie base, spread them with a creamy cherry cordial icing and top them with a chocolate cherry.
Just watch the quick video above to see how easy they are!
As I have mentioned once or twice before, my girls and I have a love for cherries that Jorge does not share. So every time he heads out of town, we break out all the cherry desserts!
There haven’t been a lot of good fresh cherries at our farmer’s market or grocery stores lately. They all look pretty small and sad. So we have been making a lot of maraschino cherry desserts instead.
Last week I shared those gorgeous pink Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes and this week I am bringing it with these Cherry Cordial Cookies!
These cookies were kind of a pain to figure out. I had this idea in my head, but getting the cherry cordial cream to have the right flavor was difficult.
I ended up needing to add a splash of cherry extract to the cherry cordial cream icing. It made all the difference and gave it the flavor I was looking for!
Then you top them with the cherry cordial cream icing, made with powdered sugar, juice from the jar of cherries and a little cherry extract.
And to finish them off, you top them with a homemade chocolate dipped maraschino cherry! These are best eaten the day of, but they can be stored in an airtight container for a few days.
If the cherries still had any juice in them when you dipped them in chocolate, they can sometimes make the chocolate a little soft after a day, but otherwise they are still perfect!
I developed this recipe for Dixie Crystals — so head on over for the full RECIPE: Cherry Cordial Cookies