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How To Make Cranberry Shortbread Recipe

Vickys Christmas Cranberry & Pistachio Cookies, GF DF EF SF

Vickys Christmas Cranberry & Pistachio Cookies, GF DF EF SF

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How to make cranberry shortbread recipe easily?

In this recipe you will discover the simplest yet most flavourful way to make the cranberry shortbread recipe! Whether you're cooking for a small family dinner or a daytime potluck, follow these easy steps for some excellent bites!

Ingredients :

  • 370 grams gluten-free / plain flour (3 cups)
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum if using GF flour
  • 235 grams sunflower spread / butter (1 cup)
  • 170 grams golden caster sugar (3/4 cup)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 40 grams chopped dried cranberries (1/3 cup)
  • 40 grams chopped shelled pistachios (3/8 cup)
  • cold water as needed to bind
  • icing sugar to decorate

Step :

  1. In a bowl, rub together the flour, xanthan gum if using, salt and butter with your fingertips to form breadcrumbs
  2. Add the sugar and knead into a dough, adding a few drops cold water as required to help it come together
  3. Knead in the nuts and cranberries then form a sausage shape from the dough about 4cm in diameter
  4. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for half an hour
  5. Preheat the oven to gas 4 / 180C / 350°F and line a baking tray
  6. Cut the dough into 24 pieces and roll into balls, then flatten with the palm of your hand. I find it easiest to cut the dough into quarters then mark with a knife 6 lines on each quarter sausage then cut through into even slices
  7. Place on the baking tray and bake for 14 - 18 minutes until slightly golden
  8. Let sit on the baking tray a couple of minutes before cooling completely on a wire rack then dust lightly with icing sugar
  9. You can freeze half of the dough for later use if required. It'll keep for around 3 months
  10. You can leave out the pistachios if you can't tolerate nuts or exchange them for sunflower seeds

That's cranberry shortbread recipe, Special thanks to Vicky@Jacks Free-From Cookbook for making this delicious recipe.