Dried Cranberry Shortbread

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a tasty treat from Martha Stewart Holiday Cookies 2005. It doesn't make a lot of cookies, but it's super easy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325F with rack in center.
  2. Put butter, sugar, vanilla, flour, and salt, in large mixing bowl. Stir together by hand until combined, but not creamy. Stir in dried cranberries.
  3. Press dough evenly into 8" square baking pan.
  4. Bake until firm and pale golden, about 30 minutes.
  5. Let cool in pan on wire rack about 20 minutes.
  6. Run knife around edges to loosen from pan and move to work surface, right side up.
  7. Cut out using cookie cutter, or cut in to squares using knife.
Most Helpful

Fantastic! I love how easy this is and how decadent the outcome is! I used a pastry cutter and cut the butter in until it resembled coarse meal or fine breadcrumbs. I love a recipe that inspires me to come up with alot of ideas, such as different dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, etc, as this one does - beautiful!! Thanks so much for posting this! Made for Top Favourites of 2009 Tag.

Katzen February 17, 2010

Very good. I like the fact that it makes a small amount. I made as directed. Mine baked in exactly 30 minutes. Thanks Az G. Made for Ausie Swap #27.

happynana April 29, 2009

Made a double batch for a group I'm hosting tonight, & know they'll be a big success (I've already had 4 of them, so . . .)! Definitely worthy of the holiday gift basket, or company or the bake sale! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my swapmates in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #25]

Sydney Mike February 21, 2009