by Craving Something Healthy
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup confectioner's (powdered) sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 2/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped
In a mixer bowl combine the butter, sugar, almond extract and salt. With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour (sorry no picture for this step)
When you're ready to start baking, preheat oven to 325F degrees.
I tweeted earlier that I am not a fan of shortbread cookies, I just always thought they were too bland and boring! Until I tasted these and POW! WOW! I've made about 5 dozen or more so far. Half I've given away and the other half, well, I'm not going to tell.
The combination of the orange zest and cranberries are tart, sweet and tasty. A perfect compliment to your hot chocolate drink. These will definitely become a new tradition every Christmas and any time in between for sure!