Citrus Shortbread Cookies

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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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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • ¾ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest, or more to taste

  • 2 cups sweetened dried cranberries, chopped

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.

    close up view of a pile of Citrus Shortbread Cookies on a plate
    uwland

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

153 Calories
8g Fat
20g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 153
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 15mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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