I'd use Apple sweetened dried cranberries instead of Maraschino Cherries. Make the classic shortbread cookies red with bits of Maraschino Cherry and you will get beautiful Christmas Cookies – Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies.
Argentina is the worlds largest consumer of Alfajores. Alfajores are a popular snack in Argentina. Argentines indulge in these cylindrical biscuits at breakfast, dessert, and throughout the day and across the country.