Sunday, August 24, 2014

Orange Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

Autumn, my favorite time of the year.  I know we are still in summer, but here in New York, we hit a high of 78 degrees yesterday.  When I stepped out of the house, it was actually a bit cool.  I loved it!  With this crisp air comes feelings of comfort.  Comfort = dessert, and today, dessert = cookies.

2 sticks salted butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
zest of 1 orange
2 cups flour
1 tbsp. fresh orange juice
1 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Cream butter, powdered sugar, and orange zest until fluffy.
  3. Add flour and orange juice.  Mix until a soft dough has been formed.
  4. Add in cranberries and mix until incorporated.
  5. Roll dough onto lightly floured surface until 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Cut into rounds and place on a lined baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until cookies are a pale golden brown.

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