Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Cranberry~Orange Shortbread Cookies

I made these cookies to serve 
at a Christmas Tea this year.
Cranberries and orange,
a great combination.

This cookie dough can be
frozen and baked when needed.

(Makes 3 1/2 - 4 doz cookies)

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar/icing sugar
1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
1 tbsp orange zest
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt.

With an electric mixer beat the softened butter at medium speed until creamy.
Gradually add the powdered sugar/icing sugar, beating until smooth.
Stir in orange zest, and both vanillas until blended.

In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.

Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture 
and stir together with a fork.

Add the cranberries.(chopped up small)

Shape shortbread dough into 2 (7 inch logs). 
Wrap each log in saran wrap or wax paper and chill 4 hrs. May also be frozen up to 1 month. 
Preheat over to 350deg.
If frozen, let logs stand at room temperature 10 minutes.
Slice each log about 1/4inch each.
Place on parchment lined cookie sheets.
Bake 350 deg for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are golden.
Let cool on wire racks about 20 minutes.

The list of ingredients for this recipe, I took from My Recipes/Southern Living. 

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