Cranberry Shortbread Stars

Shortbread and cranberries are a match made in pastry heaven. The star shape is a festive addition to any holiday cookie tray.

Christmas cookie recipes - Cranberry shortbread starsPhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
3dozen 20minutes + chilling 15minutes per batch
Servings Prep Time
3dozen 20minutes + chilling
Cook Time
15minutes per batch
Portions: dozen
Portions: dozen
  1. In a large bowl, beat butter, confectioners' sugar and salt until blended. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in cranberries.
  2. Shape dough into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm enough to roll.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. star-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Recipe Notes

Originally published on Taste of Home.