Cranberry and Almond Shortbread Bars

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Fruit and Nut Mini Shortbreads
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Ingredients

½ cup (1 stick) Unsalted butter room temperature
¾ cup Granulated sugar
1 Large eggs
1 tsp Grated orange peel dried, or 2 tsp fresh orange peel, finely grated
½ tsp Vanilla extract pure
½ tsp Almond extract pure
½ tsp Kosher Salt
1½ cups (6.75 oz) All-purpose flour
¾ cup Cranberries dried, coarsely chopped
For Glaze:
1 cup Powdered sugar sifted
2 tsp Milk or cream
¼ tsp Almond extract pure

Nutritional information

141
calories
6,2g
fat
20,3g
carbohydrates
1,7g
protein
27mg
cholesterol
119mg
sodium
Ingredients
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Cranberry and Almond Shortbread Bars

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I am such a shortbread fan and these Cranberry and Almond Shortbread Bars are one of my top favorite choices for flavor. Soft and buttery shortbread with a fruity, tangy chew from chopped cranberries and orange zest then drizzled with a soft and creamy, almond glaze over the top. Finally, cut into pieces for perfect individual shortbread bars that are just wonderful. 

To make Cranberry and Almond Shortbread Bars, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Cranberry and Almond Shortbread Bars

Steps to make Cranberry and Almond Shortbread Bars

1

Preheat oven

5

Preheat the oven to 350 °F and line an 8x8-inch baking sheet with baking parchment paper.

2

Combine butter and sugar

2

In a large bowl, beat ½ cup of butter with ¾ cup of sugar until light and fluffy.

3

Add egg

2

Add 1 large egg and beat to combine.

4

Add flavoring

1

Add 1 teaspoon of dried orange peel, ½ teaspoon of almond extract and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract and ½ teaspoon of salt. Stir to mix through, scraping down the sides as needed.

5

Add flour

2

Add 1½ cups of all-purpose flour and mix on low speed until just combined.

6

Add cranberries

2

Fold in ¾ cups of dried cranberries, chopped into bits and mix until evenly combined into a sticky dough.

7

Prepare for baking

2

Transfer the dough to the prepared baking pan and with lightly floured hands, gently press into the sides.

8

Bake

30

Bake in the preheated oven for 28-30 minutes until the top is puffy and the edges are a very light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

9

Prepare glaze

2

In a small bowl, sift 1 cup of powdered sugar and add 2 teaspoons of milk or cream. Whisk until combined into a smooth glaze then stir in ¼ teaspoon of almond extract.

10

Prepare bars

2

Drizzle the prepared glaze over the shortbread then cut into squares or triangles, as you wish.

11

Serve

Serve and enjoy! Store in an airtight container for no more than 5 days.

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