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Citrus Shortbread Cookies

Citrus Shortbread Cookies

  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    4 h 35 m
Donna

Donna

This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, one of the best cooks I know...and given that we're from south Louisiana, that's saying something. With the chopped up dried cranberries, these are as pretty as they are tasty.

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  • Calories:
  • 153 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 72 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Beat the butter and confectioners' sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and almond extracts and orange zest. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the cranberries; mixing just enough to evenly combine.
  2. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions, then roll into logs about 7 inches long. Wrap each log in wax paper or plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  3. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Remove wax paper, and cut the cookie dough into 1/2-inch slices. Arrange the slices on a baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until firm but not browned, about 10 minutes.
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mauigirl
27

mauigirl

9/5/2011

This cookie is wonderful. I did not change a thing. It makes a perfectly tender shortbread. The citrus and cranberries take it to another level. These will be on my Christmas cookie trays during the holidays because they are such a beautiful and simple cookie. Thanks for sharing this gem :) BTW will be trying this with lemon or lime zest and dried blueberries too.

Brenda the Baker
11

Brenda the Baker

1/1/2012

This recipe is a keeper. Made just the way it was told to make with the following exceptions: I used 2 tsp. of almond extract and 1/2 tsp of vanilla (just did the reverse of what the recipe called for) because I LOVE almond extract flavoring. The cookies turned out great, and I only chilled them for 2 hours, instead of 4. Good luck. They turned out great in appearance and taste great.

Celeste
9

Celeste

1/26/2012

Made these fo my Christmas trays, so beautiful and very good. I only use 1 c. dried cranberries and that was plenty. Thanks for the recipe Donna :)

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