Orange Cranberry Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Orange Cranberry Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Bundaratna.com - Orange Cranberry Shortbread Cookies Recipe - Orange cranberry shortbread cookies sound like a delicious and festive treat! To make these cookies, you will need the following ingredients:

Orange Cranberry Shortbread Cookies Recipe
Orange Cranberry Shortbread Cookies Recipe

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

To make the cookies, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the orange zest and vanilla extract, and mix until well combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing until the dough comes together. Stir in the dried cranberries.
 
Roll the dough into balls, about 1 inch in diameter, and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Press the balls down slightly to flatten them. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, or until they are lightly golden on the edges. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
 
These orange cranberry shortbread cookies are best served with a cup of tea or coffee. They also make a great holiday gift – just package them up in a decorative tin or box. Enjoy!