Holiday Favourites

Entertaining can be a challenge at any time, add in the hustle and bustle of Christmas and it’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed.  In this post, you’ll find some of my holiday favourites for the season.  Some are make-ahead to help along the way and give you time to enjoy with friends and family.  I’ve also got a few vegetable side dishes that are quick, easy and will pair with many main course options.  Of course, there are a few sweets along the way too.  May the season bring you the love and warmth of friends and family, and great food of course!  Happy holidays everyone.

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Holiday Punch

Savoury Mushroom Bread Pudding

Cranberry Almond Roasted Broccoli

Cranberry Whipped Shortbread

Parsnip Pumpkin Bake

Gingerbread Roll

Baked Apricot Mustard Ham

Honey Garlic Carrots and Parsnips

Blueberry French Toast Bake

Baked Apple Cranberry Oatmeal

Chocolate Coconut Nut Bars

Rosemary Buttermilk Rolls

Roasted Cranberry Whipped Shortbread

Roasted Cranberry Whipped Shortbread

Let the holiday baking begin with these beautiful melt in your mouth Roasted Cranberry Whipped Shortbread cookies. Not too sweet, the tart cranberries are the perfect compliment to the flakey, buttery cookie. They’re a must to add to your holiday baking lineup.

A closer look at these stunning Roasted Cranberry Whipped Shortbread cookies finds them easy to prepare with basic ingredients, they’re holiday themed, gorgeous, and great for gift giving. Oh, and did I mention they’re melt in your mouth buttery with vibrant, tart roasted cranberries.

Whipped shortbread has always been my personal favourite. Mostly it’s the texture that gets me at the first barely resistant bite to that melt in your mouth butteriness. They’re an indulgence for sure and worth every bite. Enjoy!

Recipe source for Roasted Cranberry Whipped Shortbread:  Adapted from “Let’s Break Bread Together, Whipped Cream Shortbread”

Roasted Cranberry Whipped Shortbread
Print Recipe
    Servings Prep Time
    5 dozen 30 minutes
    Cook Time
    22 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    5 dozen 30 minutes
    Cook Time
    22 minutes
    Roasted Cranberry Whipped Shortbread
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      5 dozen 30 minutes
      Cook Time
      22 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      5 dozen 30 minutes
      Cook Time
      22 minutes
      Ingredients
      Roasted Cranberries
      whipped Shortbread
      Servings: dozen
      Instructions
      Roasted Cranberries
      1. Preheat oven to 425℉. In a medium bowl toss together all ingredients and spread in a single layer on a small baking sheet. Roast for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and stir, spreading out in a single layer to cool to room temperature.
      Whipped Shortbread
      1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Add butter to a stand mixer bowl fitted with paddle attachment and beat until smooth. Add flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch, vanilla and salt. Continue to beat until smooth and fluffy, approximately 3-4 minutes, scraping bowl and paddle down at least twice.
      2. Scoop dough into a large pastry bag fitted with a 1M tip. Line large baking sheets with parchment and pipe dough into approximate 1 3/4"- 2" rosettes with 2" spacing. (cookie will spread slightly with cooking)
      3. Press an approximate 1/2 tsp of roasted cranberries into centre of cookie. Top centre of cookie with course sugar and bake in centre of oven for 12-13 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Remove to cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
      Recipe Notes

      You will likely have about a 1/2 cup of cooked cranberries left depending on how much you top the cookies with.  Any leftover is fantastic on crostini with brie or with roasted meats.