Cranberry Shortbread Cookies 3 Ways

Valerie Johnson


This is my last batch of cookies for Christmas holidays 2010. My first batch was the Oreo Cookie Balls; 2nd batch was Sugar Crusted Meltaways.

I love cranberries and am always looking for recipes that include them.

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Makes 3 dozen cookies
15 Min
15 Min


1 1/4 c
butters, softened
1 c
powdered sugar
2 1/4 c
all purpose flour
1 pkg
6 ounce pkg craisins, chopped

How to Make Cranberry Shortbread Cookies 3 Ways


  • 1Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • 2Mix in flour a little at a time until combined
  • 3Stir in cranberries
  • 4Form dough into 1 inch balls.
  • 5Use the bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar, flatten balls on cookie sheet making rounds 2 inches in diameter.
  • 6Bake 12 - 14 minutes.
  • 7Cookies can be served plain; dusted with powdered sugar when cooled slightly; or dipped in vanilla bark when completely cooled.

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About Cranberry Shortbread Cookies 3 Ways

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy