Amaretto Cranberry Shortbread Cookie Slices

Easy shortbread slice cookies studded with fresh cranberries and scented with amaretto liquor
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegetarian
Servings 8
Calories 327 kcal
Author Shelly Westerhausen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp amaretto (optional)
  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter , melted


  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup candied cranberries (recipe below)
  • Amaretto


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9" tart pan. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make a well in the center and pour 1 Tbsp amaretto and melted butter. Use a spatula to fold the dry ingredient into the wet until everything is combined and a crumbly dough as formed.
  2. Set aside 1/3 cup dough in a small bowl and put into the freezer for the time being. Press the remaining dough into the prepared tar and baked for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool slightly (about ten minutes).
  3. Spread cranberry sauce evenly over the crust, leaving 1/2 inch border. Scoop the candied cranberries over the jam. Remove the remaining dough from the freezer and sprinkle it over the cherries and jam.
  4. Bake for an additional 30 minutes or until the top has browned. Let cool before slicing and serving.
Nutrition Facts
Amaretto Cranberry Shortbread Cookie Slices
Amount Per Serving
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Potassium 52mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 20g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 1.4%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 8.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.