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Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
57 mins

These tender, buttery cranberry orange shortbread cookies are so much fun to make! Just bursting with wintry holiday flavor!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry orange shortbread cookies
Servings: 50 cookies, approximately
Calories: 85 kcal
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric stand mixer, and beat on medium-low speed until smooth.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla, and continue to beat until incorporated.
  4. Add 3 cups of the flour, the cornstarch, and salt, and stir on low speed until a stiff dough has formed.
  5. If the dough still feels sticky, add more flour (1/4 cup at a time) until it pulls away cleanly from the sides of the bowl.
  6. Stir in the dried cranberries and orange zest.
  7. Between 2 sheets of parchment paper, roll the dough to a thickness of 1/8-inch.
  8. Place the unbaked cookies on the prepared baking sheets, and bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until just beginning to turn golden around the edges.
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 36mg2%
Potassium 10mg0%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.