Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Cookies {Eggless}

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Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Cookies {Eggless}

Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Cookies {Eggless}

Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Cookies {Eggless}
Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Cookies {Eggless}

Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Cookies {Eggless} is the perfect cookie for this holiday season! A Great way to implement the gorgeous cranberry into our Thanksgiving Holiday Meal, just one more way.

The texture of the cookie is kind of chewy and the size is just perfect – Bite Sized! I love the cookies that are bite sized. Size of the cookie is just enough for the sweet tooth.

If you have been following my blog then you already know that my cookies and cakes are not overtly sweet. Many of my readers actually like that.

Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Cookies {Eggless}
Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Cookies {Eggless}

These cookies are so simple to make and bake, that even a new baker or a first time baker would love the recipe. The best part is that these cookies are eggless. Few ingredients that are easily availbale in  the pantry are put to work and as a result, you get these wonerfuly baked cookies.

Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Cookies {Eggless}
Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Cookies {Eggless}

Shortbread is a kind of Cookie that is made with 1 part sugar, 2 parts butter and 3 parts refined flour. It is often baked at lower temperature to retain its shape. These are ofte baked in circular, rectangular and square shapes.

Shortbreads first originated in Scotland and is often associated with Christmas celebrations. Other countries that export Shortbread cookies world wide are Denmark, Sweden and Ireland.

There are different recipes available for shortbread cookies. This is my treid and tested recipe for shortbread, which is lighter than the original recipe but bakes absolutely amazing cookies. I have used this recipe to create many kinds of cookie recipes.

Since it is Holiday time, cranberry and orange is the perfect combination to try. I loved the flavors of bursting orange zest and juice along with dried sweet cranberries in a bite size food heaven. It is just amazing and a must try cookie recipe with tea or coffee.

Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Cookies {Eggless}
Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Cookies {Eggless}

Some other Holiday Cookies & Bakes and other Thanksgiving Recipes from my Blog are – Vegetarian Thanksgiving Collective , Spaghetti in mushroom sauce , Garlicky Mashed Potatoes , Crinkled chocolate cookie , Green beans and Caramelized onions with cranberry chutney and more.

Do read the complete post for good tips and tricks!

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Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Cookies {Eggless}

Cranberry & Orange Cookies, that are eggless and bite sized.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Author Sonal Gupta @ simplyvegetarian777


  • All purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Butter - 1/4 cup room temperature
  • Sugar - 1/3 cup
  • Milk - 2 tbsp room temperature or luke warm
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Baking powder - a pinch
  • Orange zest - 1 tsp
  • Orange Juice - 1 tbsp fresh preferred
  • Cranberries dry - 1/4 cup


Preheat the oven at 350*F and line a big baking sheet with butter or parchment paper. Set aside.

  • Take a bowl and sift the flour, salt, baking powder and salt to it. Set aside.
  • Take another big bowl and add butter & sugar to it. Beat it with electric beater for 2-3 minutes till it becomes creamy and light.
  • Add orange zest and juice to it. Mix it gently in the butter mixture.
  • Add the flour mix and cranberries along with milk. Bring it together with either hands or a spatula into a dough. Do not knead the dough, just collect it together.
  • Scoop out 1/2 tbsp of dough at a time and shape it lightly without pressure into discs. I like the rugged look of these cookies. If you will put pressure on these cookies while shaping, they might turn out tough in texture, so go easy in shaping.
  • Place the short bread cookies on the baking sheet, atleast 2 inches apart.
  • Bake the cookies in the oven for 14 minutes and take them out.
  • Let them rest for about 2 minutes and then transfer them onto cooling wire rack.
  • They taste divine when warm. Or store them in an air tight container, after they completely cool down to room temperature.


  • I use the basic cookie recipe to develop many flavors. However, I have observed that milk is required in winters, while the dough comes together without milk during summer. Therefore, the weather and outside temperature plays an important role. If you are baking these in summer, skip milk since butter is already melting away at the slightest touch. Whereas, butter is still in slightly solid form, even at the room temperature in winters.
  • If the batter is too soft and hard to shape or handle, then refrigerate it for 10-12 minutes . You might have to do that in summer.


In case you can't find cranberries, use any dried berries or raisins.


These cookies make the perfect gift to take for the hostess of the party or just to gift to your loved ones. They are great snack as well.

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Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Cookies {Eggless}
Cranberry & Orange Shortbread Cookies {Eggless}

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