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chocolate dipped shortbread cookies on platter with whole fresh cranberries
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Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

Cranberry shortbread cookies are a sweet and easy cookie recipe packed with dried cranberries, pecans, and then dipped in dark chocolate for a decadent treat.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 135kcal
Author: NicoleDurham


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup dark chocolate


  • Combine butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until well blended.
  • Add in almond extract and mix again.
  • Add in the flour, dried cranberries, and chopped pecans. Mix until distributed.
  • On a piece of parchment paper, lay your dough out into a log shape and then tightly roll up the dough with the paper.
  • Wrap the parchment rolled dough log in plastic wrap, twist the ends, and tuck them under. place in the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  • Remove dough from fridge and unwrap it. Slice into ¼ inch thick slices and arrange 2 inches apart on your baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until edges are lightly browned.
  • Let cool on wire rack over baking sheet.
  • Melt your dark chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring well between each until smooth.
  • Dip half of each cookie into the chocolate and place back onto wire racks to set. Continue until all cookies have been coated or drizzle chocolate over others.
  • Keep cookies stored in an airtight container for up to a week.


Omit salt if using salted butter.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.8g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16.5mg | Sodium: 40.3mg | Potassium: 41.2mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 5.4g | Vitamin A: 52IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.7mg