Cherry & Orange Peel Christmas Shortbread Cookies
200g softened butter
50g castor sugar (super reduced, as the dried fruits will add to the sweetness)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Pinch of salt
210g plain flour
A mix of the following that adds up to about 150g, and soak overnight with a little white wine vinegar:
Natural coloured glacé cherries, finely chopped (I'm using Waitrose Cooks' Ingredients Glace Cherries)
Tart montmorency cherries, finely chopped (I'm using Kirkland Signature which a friend brought back for me from Australia, love them! 💖)
Green glacé cherries, finely chopped
Candied orange peels, finely chopped
Making the dough:
In a large mixing bowl, mix butter, sugar, vanilla and salt together and mix till smooth and a little fluffy.
Gradually add in the flour and fold with a spatula till all combined. Add in the well soaked dried fruit mix and mix till they are evenly distributed in the dough.