Monday, February 9, 2009

A Date With Chocolate Chip Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

There is nothing more comforting than a quiet evening at home with some exquisite and tempting cookies like these.....

Chocolate Chip Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cranberries


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and add flour and salt. Stir in chips and cranberries. Divide dough in half. Press each half into an ungreased 8 inch round pan. Bake 12 minutes or until edges are golden. Score each shortbread with sharp knife into 8 even wedges but do not cut all the way through. Leave in pans and cool on racks for 10 minutes. Invert onto racks and cool completely. Break into wedges.

I decided to just wing it and sort of drop them into rounds instead of pressing them in a pan. Either way it's great!



Anya said...

A date with a cookie HEHE
really something for you !!!!!

If you publish a new post, I always read the newspaper digitally hihi....

Those cookies look very good.
I would like to test them :))
They look delicious!!
With a nice cup of tea :D
Too bad you live so far away otherwise I was immediately a cake tasting :)))))

April said...

Completely sinful, Michelle, but, oh, so good! Enjoy your day!

Tracey said...

They look great and I love the plate... Your recipe looks easy and delicious.. I'll have to give it a whirl!

Vintage Girl at Heart said...

Oh these look so good and so easy too, I will have to try them out!!! Three of my favorite things, shortbread, cranberries and chocolate!!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those look sooo good!

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Heather said...

they sound heavenly!

Zaroga said...

Those look delish!

Love the dishes too.

I also love your graphics. Where do you find them?

Kelly said...

Sounds YUMMY!!!!!!

I like the dish too~

Tulip Bliss said...

Yummm!!! Wish I could eat those!!!

Caroline said...

Wow, they look scrumptious, definitely some cookie baking in my house going on this weekend, I love cranberries and I love shortbread, so what is not to like.
Have to comment on all your cat pictures as well, they look adorable.

Anya said...

Thanks for the invitation :)))
if we win the lottery, we immediately come !!
I would really like it ;P
Very sweet of you.
Kareltje is especially nervous HEHE

Joanne Kennedy said...

Those look so yummy! I would love to have one or two right now!

Hey, you must email me some of your ghost stoires. I love to hear about them.


Daphine said...

Yum! Yum! I do believe that I will be trying these out! Thanks for sharing the recipe! They look awesome!

Janet said...

These look yummy - are they sweet? Probably not because of the shortbread:) Another great recipe sis!

Anonymous said...

Oh drooool! These sound a bit like the cranberry chews I got a recipe for a few months ago, but even better because they have chocolate chips in them!

Koleen said...

Those cookies look sooooo good!

Tea Time With Melody said...

Yummy, what a great combination!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

There goes my diet - lol. Those sound wonderful!

Dawn said...

don't you love cranberries and chocolate together?
these came out fabulous. I love when you cook!
And I also wanted to say to you, from your ghostly blog above: Hubby & I rented a house in the town we live in now (before we moved where we are now), and said house was built in 1892, was home to the first constable of our town, and his wife or one of his mistresses, was run over by the railroad tracks, and her spirit still is around that place, over by the barn, outside. Neighbors have seen her running around at night a few times, dressed in her nightgown. Some say she is still searching for her man, and appears to "stay" lost; not wanting to cross over. I've never seen her, and I tried; it's hard to convince me. But I wanted to share this with you because so many people have seen her, various types of people. Well, we lived there for 3 years and nothing. Wild huh?

AndreaLeigh said...

yum! i love cranberries, and now I have a new use for the.