Cranberry Chocolate Shortbread

"Shortbread with dried cranberries and white chocolate. Yield of cookies depends on the size of your cookies."
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Ready In:
48 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add flour mix well.
  • Stir in chocolate and cranberries.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoons of dough, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten each ball of dough slightly.
  • Bake 10-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheets.
  • Remove to wire rack, cool completely.

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  1. nora3972
    No surprises here. Took this to a maj jong group this afternoon and was accosted for the recipe. I found that the entire butter, sugar, flour mixing should happen in a food processor- and the adding chocolate chips and cranberries by hand in a large bowl was a good fix.. Hard to tell when done. Think it ended up being approximately an extra 5 minutes for me.
  2. twissis
    Out of idle curiosity, I googled shortbread & all sites pretty much said the same thing ~ a buttery cookie w/a rich crumbly texture that is made w/a high proportion of butter to flour & a comparatively sml proportion of sugar. This is a perfect description of these cookies, but they take the genre out of the ordinary w/the addition of choc & cranberries. I made a half recipe, the yield was right-on & I had no trouble handling the dough. Like other reviewers, I plumped the dry cranberries b4 adding them to the mix & I did use dark chocolate as we agreed. As DH taste-tested, he just kept saying these were *excellent cookies* & how pleased he was they would be our contribution to a *Hot Chocolate and Sweet Treats* family get together this afternoon. We love these cookies, Calee! Thx for sharing this recipe w/us.
  3. CinchaS
    Yum! These were simple to make and worth the calories. I halved the recipe and it came out just fine. Thanks for posting a nice treat!
  4. Sydney Mike
    These I like ~ very much, I like! I took a suggestion & soaked the cranberries briefly in OJ [& a little orange extract!] before putting it all together & making cookies, & they turned out great for me. Nevertheless, next time [& there will be one!] I'd like to make them into bars & add them in that fashion to my finger foods from time to time! I'm not a big fan of white chocolate, but it worked well in this case! Many thanks!
  5. Engrossed
    These tasted wonderful! However, I had problems with making them as cookies...when I'd go to flatten them they'd crumble! So I pushed the dough into my largest jellyroll pan and pricked the top all over just like regular shortbread. I think I baked it a little longer until it was lightly browned at the edges. I let it cool and then cut it into bars. I used white chocolate chips. I would suggest soaking the cranberries first...perhaps in orange juice...because they were a little dry. My co-workers all raved about these. Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders.



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