Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies, the best Christmas baking treats. They are perfectly soft, crumbly, buttery, pure delish.
Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la! So, Christmas again! Ah, don’t you just love this time of the year? With the preparations in full swing and Christmas tree already up, there is no time to rest.
I have in mind a few dishes that l would like to cook for the big day, but today l’ll be sharing a lovely recipe for shortbread cookies.
I am a big fan of shortbread cookies/biscuits, I often have them with a nice cup of tea. Although lately I haven’t said no to coffee either.
Oranges and cranberries together say Christmas, what a lovely fragrance! There is nothing I love more than being joyful, baking and spending time with my loved one!
After all, that’s what celebration is all about, sharing the magic with families and friends. And, of course, sharing some cookies too 🙂 So, what are your favourite cakes/cookies you bake for Christmas?
I can’t possibly imagine Christmas without the fresh aroma of cookies in the oven. It’s one of those smell that stays with you for the rest of your life, and takes you back to your childhood days whenever you fill your kitchen with it.
And I can’t imagine Christmas without mum cooking and baking. And without that harsh cold that freezes your face. That’s the Christmas of my childhood, and these are my dearest memories.
I so wish I could offer my little girls the same happy moments I spent as a child. I know that times have changed. Christmas in the city is not the same with my Christmas in the countryside.
But there is still the baking, decorating the Christmas tree, spending time with the loved ones. And there is laughter, and joy. And that’s more than enough.
But anyway, let’s focus on these beauties now. Not too much to say, since they are dead easy to make, and apart from the chilling time, it doesn’t take more than 5 minutes to prepare them. And another 15-20 minutes or so in the oven.
But! It is crucial for the oven to be pre-heated before popping the cookies in. Also, the dough must be refrigerated before cutting it into cookies, I would say at least one hour.
And the secret to baking the best shortbread cookies is using salted butter. I usually use unsalted butter for pretty much everything else, but for these cookies, salted it the best.
Together with the butter, sugar, cranberries and the orange aroma, you get the perfect combo for some seriously delicious cookies. No need to buy shortbread cookies this year, I’ve got the best recipe.
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