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    Holiday Shortbread

    Holiday Shortbread. Photo by Rhapsodies

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    20 mins

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    20 mins

    Rhapsodies's Note:

    Perfect for cranberry lovers, the holidays, or anytime! Very easy to make, and dough is freezable for later. You may want to halve the dough for easier handling.

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    1. 1
      Beat butter, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
    2. 2
      Add cranberries, flour cloves, and cinnamon.
    3. 3
      Mix until doughy.
    4. 4
      If you wish to divide dough in half, now is the time to do it.
    5. 5
      Place dough on floured wax paper and with floured hands, form into a log. Approximately 1 1/2 around.
    6. 6
      Wrap log(s) snugly in paper, then refrigerate until firm. About 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
    7. 7
      Once firm, unwrap log(s) and slice dough into cookies just under 1/2 inch thick. Let sit at room temperature for five minutes if crumbling occurs.
    8. 8
      Place on cookie sheet about 1 inch apart and cook at 350 degrees until lightly golden. (Approximately 20 minutes).
    9. 9
      Cool and enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 26, 2008


      These were very good cookies, especially just out of the oven! I substituted 3/4 cups of dried cranberries for the fresh cranberries and they turned out great. These were not overwhelmingly sweet and that is what I liked about them. I will definately make these again to share with family and friends. Thanks for the recipe! *UPDATE: I wanted to add that the next day, I threw a slice of bread in with the cookies and it "softened" them up nicely! You can do this with any cookie and it keeps them from getting too crisp as they are stored.

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    • on December 21, 2008

      Just tried them and I thought they needed more sugar. The cranberries are very tart. I drizzled some icing sugar and water mixture over the top and that gave them some more sweetness. They will look great on the cookie tray though.

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    • on December 20, 2008



    Nutritional Facts for Holiday Shortbread

    Serving Size: 1 (701 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 85.0
    Calories from Fat 46
    Total Fat 5.1 g
    Saturated Fat 3.2 g
    Cholesterol 13.5 mg
    Sodium 36.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 3.4 g
    Protein 0.7 g

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