Valentine's Day Cookies / Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

Belated Valentine's Day wished to all. Hope every one had a wonderful Valentine's Day..... Well we celebrated with these Cranberry Shortbread Cookies.




Basically Shortbread are type of crispy buttery dense cookies.They are very simple to make and tastes incredibly good. The real taste of short bread cookies comes from the butter, so the quality of butter is more important in this recipe. I have used dried cranberry as it comes from in lovely red color which is very apt for valentine's day. But any type for dried fruits can be Used. Dried apricots are my other favorite combination in this cookies.Even chocolate chips can be used.

Love short bread cookies a lot. But this is a fist shortbread cookies I am posting. Each time I make it, I never found time to click them. Finally this time I did it. I got this recipe from a food magazine. From the first time I tried these cookie it was a great hit among my family and friends.




I would like to send this recipe to Notyet100 of Asankhana , She is hosting this beautiful event named Cooking With Luv for Luv. All the best for the event.....





Ingredients :



Flour - 1 cup
Butter - 1 stick (1/2 cup)
Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup
Vanilla - 1 teaspoon
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Dried Cranberries - 1/4 cup (finely chopped)





Procedure :


Combine all the above ingredients except cranberries. Make it as a crumbly dough. Next add the cranberries and knead the dough until the cranberries are equally mixed.

Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 mins. Then flour the board slightly and roll out the disk, about 1/2 inch thick.

Then using a heart shape cookie cutter cut out cookies and lay them on a baking sheet. Knead the left out dough and again do the same process and make as many cookies u need.

Bake the cookies in a 350 degrees oven for around 20 mins or until the sides of the cookies turn slightly brown.

Note : For perfect shortbread cookies do not over mix or over knead the dough.
Do not bake the cookies to a deep golden brown.


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40 comments:

  1. they are really cute..pictures are awesome..

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  2. wow cookies looks very delicious Sukanya. Love the decoaration & photo

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  3. Hi Sukanya,
    You have such a nice blog. Cranberry shortbread cookies looks wonderful. I'm sure it must be tasting good too. Thanks for you wonderful valentine wishes. Happy valentine's day to you too :-)

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  4. Hi Sowmya....
    Thank u...

    Hi Trupti:
    Thank u...

    Hi Rathna:
    Glad u liked my blog... Thank u for ur comments...

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  5. They look cute and beautiful the click!

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  6. Beautiful and delicious cookies...

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  7. Wowo the cookies look so beautiful and delicious.

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  8. Oooh these are so sweet Sukanya! Lovely looking and would tast great for sure! Can i take one of those gorgious?! :)

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  9. Kindly pick up ur award from my blog :)

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  10. hi Sukanya,..these cookies r perfect for my event will be glad if u send them over,...thnks for the wishes ,..wish u the sME,...

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  11. Woww yummy n delicious cookies Sukanya..belated valentine's day wishes..

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  12. Wow awesome presentation. Pics show you had rocking time....

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  13. Beautifully shaped, baked and presented. Looks delicious! :)

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  14. I am in love with the presentation - truly romantic!

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  15. I have a weekend for short bread cookies, these look beautiful

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  16. Wow, looks so beautiful !! Perfect for the day !! Eggless shall surely try!!

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  17. So romantically presented..just loved the look of whole thing and ofcourse loved the recipe and also the short bread cookies too :-)

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  18. those cute heart shaped cookies are so perfect for valentine day..belated happy v day

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  19. Cookies look cute and pretty, loved your pictures and presentation :-)

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  20. this looks too good and cute..

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  21. Cookies are cute Sukanya.Wonderful presentation.

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  22. Short Bread cookies are the easiest of the cookies variety to bake ..umm I think so. Those cranberry cookies look delicious and perfect for valentines day!

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  23. wow sukanya wat a cute little hearts dear.. jus i m looking at them with no words.

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  24. Beautiful pictures for a lovely valentines treat. :-)

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  25. Hi Cham:
    Thank u.....

    Hi Daily Meals:
    Thank u....

    Hi Happy cook:
    Thank u....

    Hi Sanghi:
    Thank u for ur comments and ur award.....

    Hi notyet100:
    Thank u for letting me know abt ur event. Will send it for sure....

    Hi Priya:
    Thank u for ur comments.....

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  26. Hi Kitchen Flavours:
    Thank u...

    Hi Asha:
    Thank u.....

    Hi Sunshinemom:
    Thank u for ur comments

    Hi Indosungod :
    Thank u.....

    Hi Archy:
    O...Ya for all my vegan friends loved it so much. Do try it and let me know....

    Hi Alka:
    Thank u for ur comments.....

    Hi Preety:
    Thank u....

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  27. Hi Usha:
    Thank u....

    Hi Suma Rajesh:
    Thank u...

    Hi vidhas:
    Thank u....

    Hi LG:
    Ya u r right.... They are very easy to make. Thank u for ur comments.....

    Hi Adlak's tiny world:
    Thank u for ur comments....

    Hi Jeena:
    Thnak u....

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  28. oh my goodddddddddddddddddddddddd.. what a lovely cookie..yummy.

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  29. Lovely cookies for the lovely day!!Awesome recipe

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  30. Gr8 presentation sukanya:)

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  31. Lovely presentation.

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  32. Hi....
    Hi Mahimaa:
    Thank u......

    Hi Shri:
    Thank u.....

    Hi priar:
    Thank u.....

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  34. Lovely presentation

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  35. Lovely! Beautiful presentation.

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  36. sundari19/3/09

    HI Sukanya, Which Flour should we use...?

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  37. Hi Sundari:
    It is all purpose flour(Maida).

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  38. Sundari20/3/09

    Thanks Sukanya....one more question, is it Vanilla syrup that you hv mentioned?

    And Sukanya, U are such a fantastic cook and all ur receipes are very very professional and perfect.

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  39. Hi Sundari....
    It is Vanilla extract. Vanilla syrup is different from vanilla syrup. Thank u for ur comments....

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  40. Cookies look so cute and delicious

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