Sugared Cranberry Shortbread Bars

Sugared Cranberry Shortbread Bars – These simple, buttery Sugared Cranberry Shortbread Bars are the perfect holiday treat!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted Challenge Butter
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9×13 pan with foil and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, beat Challenge Butter and 1 cup sugar on medium speed for 1 minute, until smooth and fluffy. Beat in egg until blended. Add flour and mix on medium until a smooth dough forms. Fold in cranberries.
  3. Press dough evenly into prepared pan and sprinkle top with remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until edges are light brown and bars are barely golden. Remove from oven and let cool before removing foil and cutting into squares.

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