Teatime calls for Cranberry-Almond Shortbread. Vary this shortbread by using lemon zest instead of orange, walnuts instead of almonds, or currants instead of cranberries.

Recipe by MyRecipes October 2013

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Credit: Julie Bidwell; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
bake:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Yield:
Yields: 12 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325ºF; line a baking sheet with foil. Put almonds in a small heavy skillet over medium heat and toast, stirring and watching carefully, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool.

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  • In a bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter, sugar, zest and salt until light, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low and mix in flour. Mix in cranberries and almonds.

  • Press dough into a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom or a 9-inch springform pan. Prick all over with a fork. Use a sharp paring knife to cut into 12 wedges. Set pan on top of baking sheet. Bake until golden and firm at edges but still a little soft in center, about 30 minutes. Recut into wedges while still warm. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Remove pan sides and separate wedges. Drizzle with melted white chocolate, if desired, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; fat 9g; saturated fat 5g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 19g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 20mg; sodium 50mg.
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