Orange Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

These Orange Cranberry Shortbread Cookies are so festive and perfect for parties, gifting, or Christmas cookie exchanges.

This recipe is versatile, and the shortbread cookies can be served with a decorative swirl of icing, or as a sandwich cookie.


– Unsalted butter – Powdered sugar – Pure vanilla extract – Orange – All-purpose flour – Corn starch – Salt

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 34 pcs.

Cook’s Note: Be careful not to over-beat the butter. You do not want to beat a lot of air into the butter when making shortbread cookies.

Step-by-step instructions!

Follow our easy instructions for success!

Beat butter on medium speed for 30-60 seconds, or until smooth.


Add the sugar, vanilla, and orange zest; beat on medium speed until combined.


Add flour, cornstarch, and salt and beat until combined.


Place the dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap and form into a round, flat disk. Wrap up the dough and chill.


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