Originally posted on Food & Recreation:
12 Days of Cookies. Day 1
Cookies don’t get much simpler than shortbread. Butter. Sugar. Flour. Tins of Walker’s shortbread are always the first sign of the holidays. Cranberries are the other indication of Thanksmas (Thanksgiving/Christmas). I buy a bag of fresh cranberries for Thanksgiving to make cranberry sauce, I will only use half of it, and then stress out about what to do with the other half of the bag. Luckily this recipe requires dried cranberries, which keeps for ages.
Dried cranberries or craisins are my favourite dried fruit. The colour is a lot prettier than raisins and they are sweet and tart. My parents are notorious for buying a kilo of dried cranberries at Costco, we pretty much always have it on hand.
I usually soak dried fruits in some sort of liquid before baking. Dried fruits tend to draw out excess moisture, however this is not applicable…
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