The Magic of Christmas is in the air with these White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread cookies. Can you feel it?
These Cookies are ready in under 30 minutes.
I just love the Christmas season because this is about the only time, that I really start to embrace the colder months.
The nights get darker fast and everyone stays inside in most parts of Canada.
However, that does not stop people from celebrating as they decorate their houses with pretty lights that light almost every street.
Which creates a warm glow in the dark of night and creates a warmth only Christmas brings.
It is just 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.
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’m 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.
Shortbread 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.
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.
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.
LOOKING FOR MORE CHRISTMAS DESSERTS?
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- 4 cups flour
- 2 cups butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1-1/2 pkg. (4 oz. each) BAKER'S White Chocolate (6 oz.), chopped
- 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix in the butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add flour; mix well. Stir in chocolate and cranberries.
- Drop rounded tablespoons of dough, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets; flatten slightly
- Bake 10 to 14 min. or until lightly browned. Cool 5 min. on baking sheets. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 12
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 646Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 258mgCarbohydrates: 79gFiber: 3gSugar: 44gProtein: 6g