Cranberry Parmesan Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Cranberry Shortbread Cookies with Rosemary and Parmesan

  • Author: The Mediterranean Dish
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x


Cranberry Parmesan Shortbread Cookies with rosemary and olive oil.



  • 2 cups/ 240 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup/ 113 g confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup/ 60 g dried cranberries  (a large handful)
  • 23 tsp (about 2 small springs) finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup/ 75 g grated Parmesan Rigiano
  • 2 (16 tbsp)/226 g sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp/ 8.2 g Private Reserve extra virgin olive oil


  1. Place the flour, sugar, cranberries, rosemary and salt and Parmesan in a large food processor. Pulse a few times to combine.
  2. Now add butter and olive oil. Pulse a few more times until soft dough forms.
  3. Unplug food processor and take your dough out carefully.
  4. Place dough on work surface, and gently roll into a log. Line a long piece of foil with plastic wrap. Place gently on the shorter end (closest to you); roll the wrap twisting the ends in opposite direction so that the dough log is tightly wrapped.
  5. Leave in the fridge for one hour to chill and harden.
  6. When ready, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  7. Cut the dough log into about 1/3-1/2 inch-thick slices; and place the rounds on two large baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies begin to slightly brown.
  9. Cookies will be soft when they come out of the oven. Leave them on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to wire rack to fully cool. Enjoy!


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  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Shortbread Cookies Recipe, Butter Shortbread Cookies