Citrus Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients
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Original recipe yields 24 servings
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2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
¾ cup confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon grated orange zest, or more to taste
2 cups sweetened dried cranberries, chopped

Directions
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Step 1

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Beat the butter and confectioners’ sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and almond extracts and orange zest. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the cranberries; mixing just enough to evenly combine.
Step 2

Divide the dough into 2 equal portions, then roll into logs about 7 inches long. Wrap each log in wax paper or plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
Step 3

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 4

Remove wax paper, and cut the cookie dough into 1/2-inch slices. Arrange the slices on a baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
Step 5

Bake in the preheated oven until firm but not browned, about 10 minutes.

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