Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies – Closet Cooking

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Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies – Closet Cooking

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Servings: 24

Light, melt in your mouth, shortbread cookies with orange zest and fresh cranberries!

ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered/icing/confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch (or more flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 heaping cup fresh cranberries, chopped
directions
  1. Beat the butter and sugar for 5-6 minutes before mixing in the vanilla.
  2. Mix in the mixture of the flour, cornstarch, and salt before mixing in the orange zest and chopped cranberries.
  3. Form the dough into a log, wrap and chill in the fridge for 2+ hours, before slicing into 1/4 inch slices and placing on a parchment paper (or silicon mat) lined baking sheet!
  4. Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the bottom just starts to brown, about 12 minutes, before removing from the oven and letting cool completely on the baking sheet.

Option: Form the dough into any desired cookie shapes and place on a parchment paper (or silicon mat) lined baking sheet!
Option: Replace some or all of the cornstarch with flour.
Tip: Use a food processor to pulse the cranberries to chop them!
Tip: Use a food processor to do all of the dough mixing (step 1 & 2) before working with hands for a minute to form into a nice dough.
Tip: Use a sharp knife, use force, and cut quickly to reduce crumbling when you slice the shortbread dough.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 118, Fat 7g (Saturated 4g, Trans 0.3g), Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 50mg, Carbs 11g (Fiber 0.5g, Sugars 2g), Protein 0.9g

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