Cookie recipe: Tiny Cranberry Shortbread Tarts Cookie recipe: Tiny Cranberry Shortbread Tarts

Cookie recipe: Tiny Cranberry Shortbread Tarts Image by: Cookie recipe: Tiny Cranberry Shortbread Tarts Author: Canadian Living

Sweet and tangy cranberry tarts add a blaze of colour to the cookie plate.

  • Portion size 36 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2006


Shortbread Shells:


Shortbread Shells: In large bowl, whisk flour with sugar. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until in coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces. In small bowl, whisk together egg, vanilla and water; drizzle over flour mixture, tossing with fork until dough holds together. Gather into ball. Turn out onto lightly floured surface; flatten into disc. Wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Using 2-1/4-inch (5.5 cm) round cookie cutter, cut out 36 circles, rerolling scraps if necessary. Fit into 2-3/4- x 1-1/4-inch (7 x 3 cm) tartlet or muffin cups; freeze until hard, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in separate bowl, mix together sugar, corn syrup, egg, butter, orange rind and juice, and salt ; stir in cranberries and walnuts. Spoon into shells. Bake in bottom third of 350°F (180°C) oven until filling is puffed and pastry is golden, about 18 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 1 minute. Run metal spatula around tarts to loosen; slide spatula under tarts and transfer to rack to let cool. (Make-ahead: Store layered with waxed paper in airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per tartlet:</b> about

  • Sodium 22 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 61.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 16 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g


  • Iron 1.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
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Cookie recipe: Tiny Cranberry Shortbread Tarts