Cherry Topped Cookies

Cherry Topped Cookies

Last week while standing in a grocery line, a pocket sized cookie book on the book stand grabbed my attention. It was a pic of these cherry topped shortbread cookies drizzled with warm melted chocolate…yumm!! I scanned the ingredients in my mind, came home and started working on the recipe. This recipe comes from a small book called “25 mouthwatering tea-time treats”. The original recipe calls for an egg but here is my version of egg- free cherry topped cookies.

RECIPE DETAIL – Start by sifting the dry ingredients together. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Creaming of butter and sugar produces air bubbles and this is what makes our cookies light and crispy. Add rest of the ingredients and make a thick batter like dough. Dough/batter should be stiff like a frosting. Chill the batter in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Chilled batter solidifies the fat in the cookies which results into flaky cookies.

Transfer batter into a pastry bag fitted with a star nozzle. Seal the bag. Start squeezing and begin swirling the batter onto the baking tray. Bake @350 degree F for 15 – 20 minutes. When you take them out of the oven they will still be soft to touch, no worries. Let them sit for a while and they will become firm. Top them with cherry halves or squeeze a drop of strawberry jam in the center. 

Egg- free cherry topped cookies are crispy, sweet and fragrant cookies. With the first bite you take they will just melt-in-your-mouth! Enjoy these delicious and amazing cookies while they last!! 

Also enjoy other eggless cookies – Eggless Tutti frutti, Eggless Oatmeal raisin cookies, Nankhatai, Eggless coconut cookies.

Cherry Topped Cookies

Cherry Topped Cookies
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Eggless buttery shortbread cookie topped with cherries, so delicious and creamy!!
Servings Prep Time
15-18 COOKIES 40 MINUTES
Cook Time
20 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
15-18 COOKIES 40 MINUTES
Cook Time
20 MINUTES
Cherry Topped Cookies
Votes: 6
Rating: 4.17
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Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Eggless buttery shortbread cookie topped with cherries, so delicious and creamy!!
Servings Prep Time
15-18 COOKIES 40 MINUTES
Cook Time
20 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
15-18 COOKIES 40 MINUTES
Cook Time
20 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS
  • 1-1/3 cup Cake flour (All purpose flour can be used)
  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoon Water
  • 6-8 pieces of Canned Cherries
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METHOD
  1. Assemble all the ingredients.
  2. Sift all the dry ingredients together.
  3. Clear all the lumps and mix it well.
  4. Cream butter and sugar together. Add vanilla essence.
  5. Add water and dry ingredients.
  6. Dough/batter should be stiff like a frosting.
  7. Keep the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes. Chilling the dough solidifies the fat in the cookies which results into flaky cookies. Preheat oven @ 350 degree F.
  8. Get your star nozzle ready or you can simply pipe out the batter like a circle.
  9. Grease your baking tray or line it with wax paper.
  10. Pipe the dough onto the cookie sheet. Pace it in the hot oven.
  11. Bake them for 15 - 20 minutes. For me it was 20 minutes.
  12. Perfectly baked cookies.
  13. They will still be soft when out of the oven. Allow them to cool down completely.
  14. Drain and wash cherries.
  15. Cut them in halves and place them in the center.
  16. Or you can pipe a dot of strawberry jam in the center.
  17. Enjoy these crispy and delicious cookies.
  18. Store it in airtight container and is good for 3-4 days, only if they last that long!!
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10 Responses

  1. Jaya says:

    My favourite recipes ever! I LOVE IT RUCHI. Thanks a lot!!!

  2. Nikki says:

    When I saw the recipe, I knew this is on my to-bake list. Very easy to make and the dough was extremely easy to work with. I think no chilling was necessary but I still followed the recipe to the LETTER and turned out awesome and beautiful. My whole family loved them. Saving this again for my kids Christmas theme party will try it again. Thank you so much!!

  3. Meena says:

    Can butter b replaced with vegetable oil?

    • RK says:

      Thanks for stopping by Meena! I have not tried oil instead of butter on these cookies. Creaming butter & sugar incorporates air in a batter. That’s what make a cookie fluffy and light. Replacing it with oil will incorporate less air and the cookie will be more dense. Hope that answer your question. Happy Baking!!

  4. Sowmiasgalley says:

    Looking perfect and Crisp.. Lovely presentation

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