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Cherry Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie Bars

Cherry Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie Bars are an easy Christmas cookie recipe loaded with mini chocolate chips and red and green cherries.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie Bars are an easy Christmas cookie recipe loaded with mini chocolate chips and red and green cherries.



Cherry Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie Bars are an easy Christmas dessert recipe.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie Bars are an easy Christmas cookie recipe loaded with mini chocolate chips and red and green cherries.

These delicious cookie bars are loaded with colourful red and green cherries and mini chocolate chips.

This shortbread cookie bar recipe recipe is a simple twist on traditional shortbread cookies that does not require chilling and slicing the dough.

Cherry chocolate chip shortbread cookie bars. Easy Christmas dessert recipe.

I’m so excited that Halloween is over and now I can start planning all my Christmas baking.

These shortbread cookie bars are the first Christmas treat I wanted to try out.

I love traditional shortbread cookies but wanted to try something more simple and festive.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

I started by dumping some softened butter and egg whites into a large mixing bowl.

softened butter and egg white in a mixing bowl

Then I used an electric mixer to cream together the butter and egg whites.

butter and egg white after mixing

Shortbread cookies don’t usually contain eggs but I needed something that would hold the bars together when they were cut after baking.

I used the egg whites only because yolks have a rich flavour that would overpower the shortbread.

Once the butter and egg whites were combined I added in some icing sugar.

icing sugar on top of butter and egg white mixture

I used the electric mixer to incorporate the icing sugar into the butter and egg mixture.

creamed together icing sugar, butter and egg white mixture

Then I added some all purpose flour and salt to the bowl.

all purpose flour on top of icing sugar, butter and egg white mixture in a mixing bowl

I continued mixing until a sticky dough formed. 

shortbread cookie dough in a mixing bowl

Then I added some mini chocolate chips and chopped red and green cherries to the bowl.

mini chocolate chips and chopped red and green cherries on top of shortbread cookie dough in a mixing bowl

I stirred the cherries and chocolate chips into the cookie dough.

cherry chocolate chip shortbread cookie dough in a mixing bowl

I pressed the mixture out evenly onto a greased cookie sheet.

cherry chocolate chip shortbread cookie bars before baking

I greased my baking sheet with Pam Spray For Baking.

I use this cooking spray for pretty much everything because I find it way less greasy than other sprays and also very effective.

I’ve never had trouble removing anything from a pan when using this spray.

The shortbread cookie bars were baked until they were golden brown around the edges of the pan and lightly browned across the top.

Pan of cherry shortbread cookie bars

I allowed the cookie bars to cool slightly before slicing them.

The chocolate chips and cherries add sweetness and flavour to these festive cookies.

Easy shortbread cookie bar recipe.

If you are looking for an easy Christmas dessert recipe you need to try these Cherry Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie Bars.

Cherry chocolate chip shortbread cookie bars are any easy Christmas dessert recipe. These shortbread cookies are loaded with cherries and chocolate chips.

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Yield: 32 bars

Cherry Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie Bars

Stacked cherry chocolate chip shortbread cookie bars

Cherry chocolate chip shortbread cookie bars are any easy Christmas dessert recipe. These shortbread cookies are loaded with cherries and chocolate chips.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. In a large bowl combine butter and egg whites with an electric mixer.
  3. Add in icing sugar and continue mixing until smooth.
  4. Add flour and salt.
  5. Mix until dough forms.
  6. Stir in the diced cherries and mini chocolate chips.
  7. Press the cookie dough out evenly onto a greased 10 x 15 inch cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 23-26 minutes until the edges are golden brown and the top is very light brown all over.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before slicing.
  10. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

32

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145

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