Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

CRANBERRY ORANGE SHORTBREAD COOKIES have become an obsession at our house! It’s one of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes and a must make for the holiday season. You’re going to love these sweet Cranberry Shortbread Cookies!

Cranberry Orange Shortbread cookies in stacks with red and white twine

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

This Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies recipe is perfect for the holidays!

My Mom Susie (her blog is Simply Sated) makes all kinds of amazing holiday baked goods. I’ve posted so many Christmas favorites straight from her kitchen to yours including

She is literally the only reason I know how to make ANYTHING in the kitchen, and we are all better because of it. THANK YOU MOM!

Today she brought over one of our favorites, Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies! They’re a must for the holidays and easy enough we all can make them this Christmas!

These Orange Cranberry Shortbread Cookies are tasty Christmas Classic!


A plate of orange cranberry shortbread cookies

Stacks of orange cranberry shortbread cookies wrapped in red and white string

These Orange Cranberry Shortbread Cookies are TOO Good!

Pat knows good and well that he isn’t allowed to eat anything in this house until it’s been photographed. It’s the reason sometimes I cook dinner at 10am and he has to reheat it at 7pm when it’s in shambles after a photo shoot. He knows he’s not to sneak food, ESPECIALLY cookies before I have a chance to get them documented for you.

These Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies are so good that he broke all the rules and ate 4 before I had a chance to take pics. Dog house! He didn’t care because he loves orange cranberry shortbread that much. Again, thank you Mom!

Holiday cookies, orange and cranberry cookies

Orange and cranberry shortbread cookies on a white plate

Cranberry Orange is the Perfect Flavor for Shortbread Cookies

I just love the flavor combination of these orange cranberry shortbread cookies. The dried cranberries with the orange zest, a touch of salt, and crunchy shortbread…YUM! They’re so pretty too…even prettier in person. Cranberry Shortbread Cookies just scream Christmas to me. The flavors, colors, and overall charm. These make a great homemade present because they keep well, better than most cookies. I’m obsessed…can you tell?

Stack of cranberry orange cookies

Do me a big favor and hop over to Mom’s site to get this recipe for cranberry orange shortbread cookies. Every couple weeks, I post a recipe that is uniquely hers and I’d love for you to get the recipe from her, not me. I want everyone to know about her awesome site!


(Some people have expressed frustration over me linking to my Mom’s site rather than posting the full recipe here. I usually put the full recipe up (there are over 1000 full recipes on the site), but this recipe was special and is 100% hers, so I wanted to link to her instead so you all could be aware of her awesome blog. Hope you understand! Click the link in the paragraph above for the full recipe)

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Hi Becky, I made these for Christmas and they were the best cookies on my cookie platter! I wanted to try some new recipes this time for the h0lidays and wow, i was sure glad i tried yours. i am making them again today and they will be a year-round favorite in our home for sure. thanks for posting and have a great 2018!
    Becky Hardin
    YAY! That is such amazing news! Thanks so much for letting me know :) :)
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