Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cranberry-White Chocolate Shortbread Bars


                 I really, truly would love to sit and have a cup of coffee with all of you.
            Wouldn't that be a wonderful thing??? I love the thought. I would serve you a
            warm drink and share with you these awesome holiday bars...because, they are
            so darn good. Until that day comes of having you over. I will post this recipe so
            everyone can enjoy...Sweet and Tart.

                                             Cranberry-White Chocolate Shortbread Bars
             Filling:
             2 cups fresh cranberries
             3/4 cups white sugar
             3 tablespoons water

             Shortbread:
             2 cups all-purpose flour
             1/4 teaspoon salt
             2 tablespoons cornstarch
             1 cup salter butter, room temperature
             1/3 cup brown sugar
             1/3 cup white chocolate chips
             1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

            1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x9 baking pan.
            2) In a medium saucepan, place the filling ingredients in the pan and boil
            for 5 to 8 minutes or until filling becomes thick and saucy. Remove from
            heat and let cool.
            3) In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cornstarch and salt. Set aside.
            4) In another bowl with an electric mixer cream butter and sugar until
            smooth, add vanilla. Gently stir in the flour mixture just until incorporated.
            Stir in the white chocolate chips.
            4) Evenly press two-thirds of the shortbread into the bottom of the prepared
            pan. Then evenly spread the cranberry filling over the shortbread leaving
            1/4 inch border.
            5) With remaining shortbread dough, using your fingers, crumble it over the
            cranberry filling. Then lightly press the dough into the filling.
            6) Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow
            to cool in pan and cut into squares.
       

44 comments:

  1. I LOVE sweet and tart desserts. This one looks fabulous. And I totally wish I could come hang out with you over coffee!

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  2. These look like the perfect vessel for a bag of fresh cranberries I just bought! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  3. Awesome recipe - would definitely be a great addition to holiday desserts!

    Thank you for sharing!

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  4. They look SO crumbly and delicious. YUM! The crumb topping is always amazing- isn't it? I'm always up for coffee!

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  5. Feast for the eyes too plus I just love anything with cranberries.

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  6. I'm salivating! {sorry, TMI} But honestly! And I love your holiday napkins.

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  7. Holy cow, these sound amazing! I love cranberries and white chocolate together...

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  8. Shortbread is pretty much the most delicious thing ever. I mean, how can you go wrong with butter, flour and sugar? The cranberry and white chocolate are just amazing. Love this.

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  9. Holy crap those look delish. I can just imagine having that for breakfast tomorrow with a big mug of coffee!

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  10. Those look so yummy, cranberries are a fav. of mine, I eat dried in my yogurt all the time! What is that fabric next to the shortbread? I love it!

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  11. Amazing. I want these NOW. i love the pattern on the napkin/tablecloth

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  12. Yes please, they do look quite pleasing.

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  13. yum! these look so tasty.. im a sucker for anything with crumbles! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  14. Oh yum!!! Love the combo of white chocolate and cranberry! So festive!

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  15. What a delicious way to pump up shortbread, which is already a favorite, Val. I'd love to sit a spell with you and my other bloggy friends:) Time to PIN this recipe!

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  16. man oh man do these look incredible!

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  17. I wish we could have a cup of coffee and a few of these bars...they look amazing!

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  18. Gorgeous photos, Val! Those look amazing. I'm pinning this one to add to my Christmas goodie boxes. Yummy!

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  19. Those look divine!! I always love how you style your pics too!
    xx

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  20. Woooooeeeee! I have all the ingredients for these except the white chocolate...which I'll pick up tomorrow. What do you want to bet mine won't look near as pretty as yours though?;))

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  21. these look fabulous lady! will you come to charleston and cook for me!?

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  22. I'm having my coffee and would love to have one of those shortbread bars to go with it! They look amazing.

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  23. these bars look so delish and the recipe doesn't even look TOO difficult! My mom is in town this weekend, I think I might get her to help me make these!

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  24. I'd much rather join you for coffee and one of these bars than be at work today:-)

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  25. Yum! These look so pretty! Almost too good to eat...almost ;)

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  26. These look amazing and, AS ALWAYS, I love your photos! xoxo

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  27. Those look absolutely amazing!
    I am for sure trying this recipe!

    Thankss!

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  28. These look amazing! Reminds me of the ones at starbucks. Yummy!

    http://beautyismaximus.blogspot.com/

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  29. THOSE LOOK HEAVENLY.

    Please, lets have a cup of coffee and share some of these!

    Though I'm in Canada, I may just have to ask Santa for a new friend to bring me some of these?

    Hehe!

    Love the blog girl!
    Just made one myself, please stop by sometime


    *following you*

    Jasmine <3
    www.barbie-bombshell.blogspot.com

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  30. Where DO you come up with so many amazing recipes?!!! This is a must try.

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  31. mmm, i love seeing the cranberry make an appearance this time of year. these are lovely!

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  32. All I can say is, "OH MY". P.S. Your photos are gorgeous!

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  33. Not only do they sound AMAZING they look like the most beautiful dessert EVER

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  34. These bars look delicious! They'd look so pretty stacked in a ball jar and wrapped with ribbon. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. I'd eat the whole pan!! I bet they would taste super yummy with peach ice cream! I love the combination of cranberry and peaches or oranges!! Just enough tang, sweet and tart!

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  36. Oh they look amazing! I need to try this recipe out and gift it to friends!

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  37. I'm making them right now. Added semi-sweet morsels instead. 10 more minutes in the oven and I can't wait.
    Happy Holidays from Wisco!!
    ~Shan

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  38. I have made somthing similar with raspberries. I love that you made them with cranberries.

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