Cranberry Shortbread


Indulge in crisp and buttery shortbread, plus sweet cranberries!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
24 wedges or 48 strips or rounds


  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes)

  • ½ cup finely snipped dried cranberries


  1. Stir together flour, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in cranberries. Form into a ball and knead until smooth. Divide dough in half.

  2. Pat or roll each dough portion into a circle 8-inches in diameter on an extra-large ungreased cookie sheet. (If two 8-inch circles don't fit on one baking sheet, use two smaller sheets. Rearrange sheets in oven halfway through baking time.) Press edges with your fingers to make scallops. With a knife, cut each circle into 12 wedges, leaving circle shapes intact. Bake in a 325 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until bottoms just start to brown and centers are set. Cut wedges apart to separate while warm.

  3. Or, to make strips or rounds, pat or roll each dough portion on a lightly floured surface until 1/2 inch thick. Using a knife, cut into twenty-four 2x1-inch strips; or, using a 1-1/2-inch round cookie cutter, cut into 24 rounds. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 325 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until bottoms just start to brown.

  4. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Makes 24 wedges or 48 strips or rounds.


To finely snip dried cranberries, toss them in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of the flour. Place cranberries and flour in a food processor bowl. Cover and process for about 30 seconds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
8g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 107mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Protein 1g
Iron 0.5mg 3%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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