Cranberry Orange and Pecan Shortbread cookies. These easy, slice and bake cookies are flavored with orange zest, vanilla, cranberries and pecans. They are the perfect holiday cookies to give away or keep for yourself!

Cranberry Orange and Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Cranberry Orange and Pecan Shortbread cookies. These easy, slice and bake cookies are flavored with orange zest, vanilla, cranberries and pecans. They are the perfect holiday cookies to give away or keep for yourself!
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Course: Baked Goods/Breads, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Vegetarian recipes, Winter Recipes
Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 30 Servings
Calories: 134kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened (2 sticks)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • zest of one orange

Instructions

  • Cream butter and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add milk, vanilla and orange zest, mix to combine.
  • Gradually add flour, salt, cranberries and pecans, beat until combined.
  • Divide dough into two equal pieces. Shape each into a log about 2 inches in diameter. Tightly wrap each log in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • Slice log into 1/4 inch slices and arrange on a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes, until edges are golden.

Notes

To freeze dough, wrap tightly in plastic. Can be stored up to a month. Before slicing, leave at room tepurature until just starting to soften.
If the dough gets too soft it will be difficult to slice and will not hold its shape.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3.8% | Calcium: 0.6% | Iron: 3%
Nutritional information is an estimate for your convenience. If you have strict nutritional needs, please do your due diligence to make sure this recipe fits your needs.
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