White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread

White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread

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Adjust Servings:
4 cups All purpose flour
2 cups (4 sticks) butter, softened Room Temp Butter
1 cup White chocolate chips
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp Pure vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups Dried Cranberries
  • Baked
  • Dessert

Shortbread cookies with white chocolate and chewy cranberries.

  • 30 minutes
  • Serves 45
  • Easy




The Magic of Christmas is upon us, can you feel it in the air? I just love the Christmas season because this is about the only time I start to really embrace the colder months. 

White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread cookies

The nights get darker fast, however people start to decorate their houses with pretty lights that light the way all across the nations.

Which creates a warm glow in the dark of night, it’s so pretty when the snow hits these lights because it literally glistens. Creating a magical joyful feeling that is hard to ignore, I have even seen many Ebenezer Scrooge’s change overnight with the help of someone’s warm touch.

White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread

For most of us this is also a time where we do most of our baking, and start preparing our homes to be the most cozy they can be for when company make their way through. I am always seeking out the best recipes around this time of year.

Having tried several shortbread recipes throughout the years, I’m now sharing one of my favorites with you. The combination of the soft and flaky shortbread, along with the tartness from the cranberries and sweetness from the white chocolate make this cookie so lovely.

White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread cookiesShortbread always brings back memories of Christmas for me, having grown up in a large family it was always sure to be there on the living room table for everyone to enjoy. I miss those days honestly, when my grandma was around and the family all lived in one place.

White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread cookies

Now that my family has grown and spread out over the years, we no longer have those BIG family gatherings. Rather we manage to have few little ones here and there, and new guests are always welcome. What is Christmas without a little home baking? If you ask me shortbread is definitely something that can’t be skipped.

Nothing beats homemade shortbread, so I encourage you to try them this year. Once you try these cookies, I’m certain you’ll be requested to make them again. And the nice thing is you can make these ahead of time and store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month, where you can bring them along for others to enjoy wherever you may go this holiday season. Wishing you and your’s a joyful and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread

Super easy to make, you can have these done in under 30 minutes.


Notes: After cookies are completely cooled, place in airtight container or plastic freezer bag.  Keep the dough refrigerated if you are going to be making these in batches. Also keep in mind the dough is not meant to be sticky like other cookies this is shortbread after all.

“Christmas magic is silent. You don't hear it---you feel it, you know it, you believe it.” ― Kevin Alan Milne, The Paper Bag Christmas



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White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread


  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 2 tbsp Green tea, Matcha powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Avacado
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • pinch Salt


  • 1 cup Whipped Cream Frosting
  • Green Sprinkles


  1. Add the room temperature butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, whip till creamy.
  2. Gently incorporate the eggs to the butter mixture one at a time.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients.
  4. Next add the avocados, to the butter/sugar/egg mixture and mash them.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and maple syrup, mix again.
  6. Add in all your dry ingredients slowly and blend till smooth.
  7. Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop out the dough onto a non stick baking tray or line it with parchment paper.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until the bottom is solid and browned.
  9. Allow the cookies to completely cool before icing and adding any sprinkles.
  10. Enjoy!

White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread




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