I am going to stay at my friend’s house over the weekend, so I wanted to make her an extra special hostess gift. I think she will love these dried cherry and almond shortbread bars. Instead of shortbread cookies, which take some time to roll out and cut, making shortbread bars is a quick and easy alternative. They are the prefect holiday hostess gift!
Find a dried cherry brand that you like. I have tried several brands, but I like Mariani the best. With some brands I have tried, the cherries have a firm and chewy texture, which is not pleasant to eat.