I usually only do one cookie for Christmas that involves white chocolate, but this year I was so smitten with two recipes I went for it. This is the second of the two. I've never used maraschino cherries in a recipe before so it was a first and it totally worked out! Definitely drain the cherries well after you chop them, too much liquid will ruin the recipe and the cookies wont hold together as well.
In general taste and texture they are true to shortbread cookies, with a little burst of cherry, white chocolate and just a tiny crinkle of sugar on the outside. These are possibly my favorite cookie of the season in 2012! Total winners!