I have been making these melt-in-your mouth shortbread cookies for over 40 years. The are so easy and simple to make. Instead of the cherries, you can use sprinkles, half an almond or half a cashew on top of cookies before baking. A thumbprint in the cookie, filled with your choice of jam is also very tasty!
This recipe was edited by Allrecipes.com.au staff, to include measures and ingredients more familiar to Australian and New Zealand home cooks.
Used different ingredients. I had no maraschino cherries, so i diced up some strawberries and mixed them into some strawberry jam. I made a dint in the cookies so that the jam mixture would stay in the middle. Yum! - 08 Jul 2010
very very easy, was so quick i couldnt believe it - 15 Jun 2009
So fantastically easy to make and quick. So yummy as well. All 24 biscuits were gone in half an hour of them cooling down!! I done half with Jam and half without. Great to quickly whip up if you have visitors coming at short notice. Thanks for a great recipe! - 04 Mar 2011