Cranberry Butter Cookies

The presence of dried fruits in these butter cookies creates a delicate but interesting bite and flavor. Dried cranberries, cherries, even blueberries add color and texture to an otherwise blank and rather dull canvas. Wouldn’t you agree?

ingredients for cranberry butter cookies

Unsalted butter, softened ¼ cup
Granulated sugar ¼ cup
Eggs 1 large
Vanilla extract 1 tsp
All purpose flour ½ cup
A pinch of Salt
Dried cranberries ½ cup
Soak in water for 2-3 hours, drain well

Preparing dough for cranberry butter cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  • Cream softened butter and sugar until well combined, light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla extract, and continue beating thoroughly.

    Ready to incorporate flour and cranberries
  • Gently fold in flour and salt until just combined. Do not over-mix. Then blend in the well-drained cranberries.

  • Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart.

    Homemade cookies are just finished baking
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, or until edges are browned and tops are still pale white but firm to touch.

    Homemade cranberry butter cookies
  • Let cookies firm up on baking sheets for about 5 minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.

    This recipe yields about a dozen soft, full-of-flavor homemade cranberry butter cookies.
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