Project Description

Cranberry Shortbread Stars

Cranberry shortbread stars are perfect for Christmas gift giving. The inclusion of craisins gives them a festive look.

Makes 40-50
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes


250g butter, softened
125g caster sugar
2 cups (300g) plain flour
2/3 cup (90g) roughly chopped dried cranberries (craisins)


  1. Cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Using a wooden spoon, mix through flour and cranberries until the mixture is smooth.  Divide mixture into thirds.  Form each third into a log shape with a 10cm diameter, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, roll gently into a cylinder and refrigerate for one hour or until firm.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced). Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Slice logs into ½ cm slices, cut into star shapes and place on prepared baking trays. Bake for 10 minutes or until just firm.  Remove to a rack and allow to cool.  Store in an airtight container.


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