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    Cranberry-Orange Shortbread

    Cranberry-Orange Shortbread. Photo by PaulaG

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    20 mins

    35 mins

    ellie_'s Note:

    These cookes are another delicious way to use cranberries during their too short season and are great to add to holiday cookie trays. Recipe source: Gardner (Winter 2003/04)

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    Serves: 12


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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 325-degrees F.
    2. 2
      Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray (Pam) and set aside.
    3. 3
      In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugars together using an electric mixer on medium speed.
    4. 4
      Stir in flours, orange zest, cranberries, salt and vanilla beating well on medium-low speed until combined.
    5. 5
      Spoon dough onto prepared baking sheet, spreading well with fingers and your palm to pat dough into a 1/4 inch thick rectangle.
    6. 6
      Bake for 25-35 minutes or until slightly firm and edges are golden brown.
    7. 7
      Transfer baking sheet to a work surface and let cool 5 minutes.
    8. 8
      Using large cookie cutters, press a cookie cutter into dough, using various cookie cutters until all shortbread has been cut into shapes (instead of cookie cutters your can use a sharp knife to cut shortbread into 2-inch squares).
    9. 9
      Let cool completely and then transfer the cookies to an airtight container.
    10. 10
      Will keep at room temperature for up to 10 days.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 05, 2004


      These are a very delicate cookie. Have a rich buttery flavor; however, I would highly recommend not using the cookie cutters to cut them out. They are so flakey that mine kept breaking. I had much better results using a sharp knife and cutting them at an angle.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cranberry-Orange Shortbread

    Serving Size: 1 (55 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 253.1
    Calories from Fat 140
    Total Fat 15.6 g
    Saturated Fat 9.7 g
    Cholesterol 40.6 mg
    Sodium 53.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 8.8 g
    Protein 2.8 g

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