Orange Sugar-Crusted Cranberry Shortbread Bites

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Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

Dress up shortbread for the holidays by adding craisins, chocolate chips and orange.

A perfect little bite of something not too sweet to go with a cup of tea, coffee or cocoa.

Also, these make a nice gift.

Hope you enjoy!




Inspired from Southern Living Ultimate Christmas Cookbook

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
64 bites
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 1 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    orange juice, fresh
  • 1/4 c
    craisins, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    chocolate chips, mini
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • ·
    zest of one orange, about 1/2 tbsp

How to Make Orange Sugar-Crusted Cranberry Shortbread Bites

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat over to 325 degrees. Line an 8 X 8-inch baking pan with foil; lightly grease and sprinkle about 1 tablespoon sugar on bottom.
  2. Beat butter at medium speed until creamy; add powdered sugar and mix well.
  3. Mix flour and salt together and gradually add to sugar mixture; add orange juice and mix well.
  4. Stir craisins and chocolate chips into batter by hand.
  5. Press dough in to prepared foil lined baking pan. Bake for 40 to 43 minutes or until light golden. Remove from oven and cool for about 25 to 30 minutes just until slightly warm.
  6. Combine sugar with orange zest and mix well. Using foil, lift shortbread from pan and place on cutting board. Cut shortbread into 1 inch cubes and roll gently in orange sugar mixture to form a crust. Allow these cubes to air dry for several hours.
  7. NOTE: when cutting cubes handle with care, the outer edge is dryer and will crumble if not careful.

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About Orange Sugar-Crusted Cranberry Shortbread Bites

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Asian




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