I just love shortbread..the buttery crumbly yumminess that it is. This recipe is a great little shortbread recipe for the Christmas cooky tray. You could also cut it in circles, or even bite size squares.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup finely chopped dried cranberries
- zest of one small orange
- Mix butter and confectioner's sugar. Add salt and vanilla. Slowly mix in flour-it will be crumbly. Now mix in the cranberries and orange zest. Shape into a disk shape on a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap dough and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. Roll out onto a floured surface and cut into stars with a cooky cutter. Bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 minutes.