Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Rich, delicious, buttery, moderately sweet, with crunchy nuts and slightly tart berries, these Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Cookies are irresistible Christmas treat which has become the classic in our family.

This post originally appeared in December 2016. I have taken and updated the photos while the blog post and recipe remain the same. This time I divided the dough into two parts and added p[istachios in the second batch. The cookies turned out great Рhighly recommended!

Important Question

How are you doing my friends? Have you sent your edible gifts for me? Just for the record, I haven’t got that delicious cake and a few pounds of cookies you sent. Could you repeat, please?

Also, aren’t you fed up with all those cookies I’ve been posting on my blog? Oh really? I really am sorry. That’s because (And only because) of Santa. I’ve been trying to please that guy. You should try too.

I’m not going to make you read too many words today, but I’ve got one question.

Do you have your favorite recipes which have been your family classic for years? What is that? Appetizers? Fancy cocktails? Cake? Something lavender? Or maybe cookies?

Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Honestly, I’m that guy who doesn’t like to make one recipe over and over again. It’s kind of boring although I might like most of those I’ve tried.

These Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Cookies is my exception. I made them on our first Christmas in Canada (In 2012), and I have been baking them every year since that. Normally I make them more than once.

Don’t judge me, though. The combo of butter, sugar, vanilla, pecans, and cranberries is just irresistible. And addicting.

This season I’ve already made these Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Cookies tree times, and I’m not sure I should stop.

Merry Holidays!

There’s a cool thing about Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Cookies. If you bake it a few minutes less, they will remain pale and nicely chewy. If you bake them a few minutes longer, they would get that awesome crunchy touch from the outside while being chewy in inside.

Now try these Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Cookies and let me know which version you like more.

And don’t forget to leave some for Santa. Well, don’t do this or there’s a possibility that Santa will never leave your home once tried this dessert. Because of these Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Cookies the way too addicting. Who needs Santa all year round?

Have safe and lovely holidays, my friends! Merry Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Yield: 30-35 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted soften butter
  • 1/2 cup golden sugar
  • 1/4 granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cup (+-) cake and pastry flour
  • little pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped pecans or 1/2 cup unsalted pistachios (If using salted, don't add the salt)

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, with a mixer cream the butter, sugar, and salt on medium speed, few minutes.
  2. Add the milk and vanilla.
  3. Gradually stir in the flour and mix until the mixture starts to remain dough.
  4. Add the cranberries and pecans (or pistachios) and mix until well combined. Wrap up in plastic and refrigerate for about an hour.
  5. Roll the dough out with a rolling-pin. Cut cookies using cookie cutters.
  6. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Place the cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheets.
  7. Bake for about 8-12 minutes (or more, depending on size) or until edges are golden.
  8. Remove from oven and completely cool.
  9. Enjoy!

Notes

havocinthekitchen.com

http://www.havocinthekitchen.com/cranberry-pecan-cookies/

6 thoughts on “Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Cookies

  1. After our cheeseboard on Christmas Day (as I mentioned in my previous comment on your Smoked Cheddar Pistachio Cranberry Biscuits) we enjoy something sweet. Normally some shortbread. These cranberry pecan cookies are a twist on a traditional shortbread. I love them!

  2. LOL! You could NEVER post too many cookies, Ben! There is no such thing as TOO MANY cookies! And forget the fat guy named Santa. I’ve been eating all the cookies myself. I don’t share. ;) These look fabulous, buddy! LOVE the tart cranberries and crunchy pecans in this buttery cookie! Be sure to send me a few dozen of these!! We have a few traditions, but my favorite is the monkey bread and mimosas while opening presents on Christmas morning. I hope you and your family have a FABULOUS holiday!! Cheers!
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary recently posted…Baked Camembert with Cranberry & Orange CompoteMy Profile

  3. These cookies sound amazing, Ben! There is a company here in the States that makes a cranberry crispy cracker/cookie…and these totally remind me of that one. My Mom always sends me a package, but now I’ll just make my own. Actually, I’ll do even better. I’ll just have you send me a care package. You’ll do that right? Because we’re friends! :-)
    David @ Spiced recently posted…Classic Peanut Butter CookiesMy Profile

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge