Chocolate Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies
Chocolate cranberry orange shortbread cookies are simple to make and full of dried cranberries, milk chocolate, and plenty of orange zest for a sweet, buttery flavor that’s out-of-this-world!
Prepare them ahead of time for edible gifts and sweet snacks whenever the craving strikes.
– unsalted butter
– powdered sugar
– vanilla extract
– all-purpose flour
– dried sweetened cranberries
– orange zest
– milk chocolate chips
In a stand mixing bowl combine butter and confectioners sugar and beat on medium speed until the mixture turns light and fluffy for 3-5 minutes.
Add vanilla extract and salt and beat further for a minute. Add the flour in batches and mix on low speed until just combined.
Add the chopped cranberries and orange zest and mix until well combined. Divide the cookie dough into two equal portions.
Shape each portion into a log approximately 7 inches long and 2 inches wide (diameter) and wrap them on a cling wrap or plastic wrap separately.
Tips and Recipe Variations
- Let the butter come to room temperature for easy mixing and the best flavor.
- Feel free to use chopped fresh cranberries instead of dried ones.
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