Monday, January 27, 2020

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies


I saw this recipe for the Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies on Lorrie's blog a long time ago, and have been wanting to make them ever since.  Lorrie has the most beautiful blog, which you can check out here.  I knew that these cookies would be perfect to take to some friends that moved into a new home, and also to a friend that is recovering from surgery. 

I did get to taste a cookie or two, and used my Rose Chintz teacup with some Cranberry Black tea that was in a set that my daughter gave me for Christmas.

This is my Winter sampler that I made several years ago. 

Lorrie actually chills the dough for the cookies and then forms them into balls, and uses a fork to press down on them before baking.  I decided to be lazy and formed the dough into rolls in order to slice and bake them. 




Yield: Depends on how thick the cookies are sliced
Author:

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

These little gems are the perfect tea time treat, and melt in your mouth!

ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar (Lorrie calls this "icing sugar")
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

instructions:

How to cook Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat until light. Add the orange zest, vanilla, and cranberries.
  3. Add the flour and cornstarch and mix well.
  4. I formed the dough into two rolls and wrapped them in wax paper, and then chilled the rolls in the fridge. I then sliced the rolls into about 1/2" slices and placed them on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until pale golden around the edges. Let set on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack.

NOTES:

I also froze one of the rolls of dough and then put it in the fridge to thaw overnight before slicing and baking the next day.
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I am sharing this with these lovely parties:

22 comments:

  1. Your cranberry orange shortbread cookies look delicious Kitty! I know you're recipients were thrilled to get them. I love your pretty winter sampler and teacup! I have a pair of Johnson Brothers Rose Chintz plates that I love. Happy Monday ♥

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  2. They sound like the perfect winter cookie Kitty:@)

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  3. Oh, how good your cookies look, Kitty! I love cranberries, orange, and shortbread, so this is the perfect combination! They are pretty as well. You know I love the Rose Chintz teacup. I should try those cookies myself one of these days. The winter sampler is lovely! It is a beautiful day here today with the sun brightly shining and it's just what I needed. Enjoy this last week of January. Hugs...Sandi

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  4. Those cookies sound perfect with a cup of coffee or tea Kitty. Thanks for the recipe. Hope you have a nice week.

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  5. These sound wonderful Kitty! So smart to form logs so you can slice and bake, plus freeze, win win! Your vignette with your stitching and new teacup is delightful!!
    Jenna

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  6. Loving that teacup! Oh these shortbread cookies sound so good. I just printed the recipe. I have some dried cheery cranberries. I bet they would work great too. Now roll them and freezing them sounds like the thing to do but it will TAKE every one of those cookies for my bunch! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  7. Sounds wonderful.Lorrie has good recipes. My sister brought me a bag of Snickerdoodles today. I do love a good cookie. Your method of slicing cookies sounds nice and easy.

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  8. I am ready to try those cookies now too - they look wonderful♥

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  9. Oh how I would LOVE a couple of these cookies with my tea tonight. Cranb/orange is such a perfect combo. Thanks much for your heart warming card. I feel those hugs! ❤πŸ’‹

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  10. These cookies are perfect with a cup of tea!

    I love the rose chintz pattern--Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage introduced me to the pattern. A few years ago, I lucked out and found a set of 4 at a church sale for a great deal.

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  11. I'm glad you enjoyed making the cookies. Chilling and slicing them is a good way to make them. The most recent time I made them, I chilled the dough and rolled it out, then cut it with a round cookie cutter. They are delicious whichever way! Love the Chintz Rose teacup!

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  12. How spring-like your pretty teacup looks, Kitty....not long to go now till spring visits you. Those cookies look delicious. Such a perfect pick-me-up for one who is in hospital.

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  13. Kitty, your shortbreads look beautiful! And that is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations. If I made these for giving, I would probably (no, let's be honest--definitely) keep more than one or two for myself!

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  14. Amazing vignette!Beautiful flowers and lovely cross stitch!Your recipe looks delicious!It is a pleasure stopping by!Blessings!

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  15. Those cookies look so good! I love your teacup, too! God bless you, sweet friend!

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  16. Those cookies made my mouth water!!!!

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  17. I love shortbread and your idea for rolling and slicing the cookies! The bits of cranberry and orange must taste delightful with a cup of tea. What a 'kozy' scene, Kitty :)

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  18. What beautiful cookies. I'll bet they're delicious.

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  19. The cookies look so delicious, Kitty, I will copy the recipe. love the sampler too! Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  20. These cookies look delicious …
    I like your sampler too, and those beautiful flowers.

    All the best Jan

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  21. What a great combination of flavors Kitty. The cookies look wonderful along with your sweet vignette. I am so sorry you have been sick as well. Feel better soon and get over that cough. Thanks Kitty for sharing. Xo

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  22. Such a lovely setting Kitty. The flowers, the cup and saucer and the gorgeous sampler makes for such a cheery setting. The cookies look delicious. The are really pretty too. Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend Kitty......

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