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Outdoor Girl

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Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread
« on: March 28, 2011, 10:16:08 AM »
I talked about this in another thread that I haven't yet found so I'll post the recipe here and I'll post it again if I can find the thread!   :)

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (I used salted butter and left out the salt)
3/4 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
icing sugar for dusting (optional) (I didn't bother)

Preheat oven to 300F.  Line a 9" X 13" baking pan with parchment paper so that it overhangs ends for easy removal.  (I doubled the recipe and used a larger cookie sheet.  It didn't work as well - it cracked and crumbled when I tried to lift it out of the pan because of the larger size.  When I tried it again with the 9" X 13" pan, it worked much better.)

In a large bowl combine flour with corn starch and salt.  In a separate bowl, beat butter with icing sugar and vanilla until very creamy.  Stir in flour mixture then cranberries and chocolate chips.  Using floured fingers, pat evening into prepared pan.  Using a fork, mark the surface all over.

Bake in preheated oven 40-50 minutes or until deep colden around edges.  Let stand in pan on wire rack for 30 minutes.  Using parchment paper, lift out of pan.  Slice into bars while still warm.  Cool completely.  Dust with icing sugar if desired.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2011, 09:44:40 AM by Outdoor Girl »
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Re: Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011, 09:45:34 AM »
Bumping up, since Christmas is coming.

And I'm glad I found this so I don't need to go looking for the original recipe sheet!  I want to make these this weekend.
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Re: Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2014, 09:17:02 PM »
Bumped for CorrieFan.
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Re: Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2014, 09:21:33 PM »
Maybe add some finely-chopped pecans to this?
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Re: Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2014, 09:22:55 PM »
I make pecan balls, too, so I probably wouldn't but I think it would make a good addition.  I make a cranberry orange pecan loaf so I know that cranberries and pecans go well together.
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Re: Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2014, 08:54:58 AM »
Do these store well? Thinking of using them for a cookie exchange.

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Re: Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2014, 08:59:17 AM »
They do store well.  I make them at the beginning of December and they're still fine when I'm eating the last few towards the end of January.  Just use a good quality storage container and they should be fine.
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Re: Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2014, 11:46:27 AM »
A pizza cutter works great for cutting the cookies down to size, although I prefer to run the cutter through the unbaked dough to create break lines.



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Re: Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2014, 11:47:44 AM »
A pizza cutter works great for cutting the cookies down to size, although I prefer to run the cutter through the unbaked dough to create break lines.

That's a great idea!  I have another couple of batches to make of this so I'm going to try that.  Do you run it right down to the bottom or do you just score it, when you use the cutter on the raw dough?
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Re: Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2014, 10:39:05 PM »
Just posting to find this again.

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Re: Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2014, 11:35:59 AM »
A pizza cutter works great for cutting the cookies down to size, although I prefer to run the cutter through the unbaked dough to create break lines.

That's a great idea!  I have another couple of batches to make of this so I'm going to try that.  Do you run it right down to the bottom or do you just score it, when you use the cutter on the raw dough?

Run the cutter right down to the bottom.