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Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

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  • Baked
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Shortbread cookies with white chocolate and chewy cranberries.

  • 30 minutes
  • Easy

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The Magic of Christmas is in the air with these White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread cookies. Can you feel it? Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread always brings back memories of Christmas for me. Having grown up in a large family these where always sure to be there on the living room table for everyone to enjoy! Along with Ginger Snap Cookies and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies.

I miss those days honestly, when my Grandma and older folks where around and all of my family lived in one city.

Personally, 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.

Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

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 offer of warm cookies.

What is Christmas without a little home baking?

And 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.

Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

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.

HOW TO MAKE CRANBERRY SHORTBREAD COOKIES

You will need: directions in the recipe card below.

  • 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

Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

Wishing you and your’s a joyful and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

“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

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.

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White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread

Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

Yield: 12

T'was the night before Christmas!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets; flatten slightly
  3. Bake 10 to 14 min. or until lightly browned. Cool 5 min. on baking sheets. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
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

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