and the holiday baking continues... and this one was a hit as well. We had a hard time keeping our hands out of the cookie jar!
I love shortbread. Because it requires very few ingredients. Because it is easy to make and bake. And I'm lazy. I ought to be called the Lazy Gourmet!
3/4 lb butter (3 sticks)
1 cup of confectioners sugar
3 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup of white chocolate morsels
1 cup of dried cranberries
In a large mixing bowl (preferably of a large mixer like KitchenAid) beat butter and sugar until creamy. Slowly add the flour, one cup at a time until well blended. Fold in cranberries and chocolate. (See, wasn't that easy?!)
Roll into a log and slice, or cut into shapes using a small cookie cutter. (I also love shortbread because it doesn't spread like sugar cookies do and you can place them close to each other.)
Place on a cookie sheet lined with a Silpat, parchment or wax paper.
Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes- until the edges are a nice light golden brown. Let cool on a cooling rack for a few minutes before serving.