Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies


A delicious soft and buttery shortbread cookie filled with dried cranberries and fresh orange zest that’s the perfect easy-to-make Christmas cookie.

Cranberry and orange are one of my all-time favorite holiday flavors. It started with my homemade cranberry sauce, soon I was making cranberry orange Christmas cake and now these cranberry orange shortbread cookiesare top of my Christmas cookie line-up.

While other similar recipes are labor intensive, I’ve modified the process so that you can enjoy these ultra-buttery cranberry orange shortbread cookies and not have to spend forever making them!

This is also a great make-ahead recipe, since the dough needs to chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before baking. I like to make the dough the day before I need it and then bake them fresh the day of.

Dip the cookies in sugar before baking or spoon some over them when they are fresh out of the oven to add a little crunch. Delicious!

These cranberry orange shortbread cookies are one of my all-time favorite Christmas cookies and I know you’re going to  love them, too!

dried cranberries Craisins sugar divided all purpose flour salt butter & vanilla extract orange fresh orange juice

What You’ll Need

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