Cherry Cocoa Shortbread Squares

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Amy Nichols

I found this recipe in the 2003 Taste of Home Cookbook. I made this because I wanted a dessert, but was in desperate need to go to the store. So, I began the search for a dessert with the ingredients I had, and found this. It is simply wonderful! It is now one of our favorites!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream 1/2 c butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in flour and cocoa (mixture will be crumbly).
  3. Spread into a greased 9" square baking dish.
  4. Bake at 350* for 15 minutes or until surface is set.
  5. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and remaining butter; beat in milk and vanilla until smooth.
  7. Spread over crust.
  8. Pat cherries dry with paper towel; arrange over frosting and press down gently.
  9. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth.
  10. Drizzle over cherries.
  11. Refrigerate until glaze has hardened.
  12. Cut into squares.

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