Baking: Cakes, Cookies, Muffins: Super Berry Shortbread

Whether as holiday gifts or party treats, these festive, homemade cookies are a super-fruit surprise!

Author: Cherry Marketing Institute - www.choosecherries.com
Date: December 27, 2012

Suggestions: Wrap cookies in decorative boxes or tins and give as homemade gifts.

Serves: 36 person(s)
Yield: 36 x cookies (3 dozen)

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 12 mins

Ingredients:

    1 1/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
    2/3 cup whole wheat flour
    1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
    1/4 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 cup trans-fat-free 67% vegetable oil butter spread, chilled (such as Smart Balance 67%)
    1/4 cup dried pitted tart cherries, finely chopped
    1/4 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
    1/4 cup dried wild blueberries

Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350F.

    Stir together all-purpose and whole wheat flours, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in large bowl. Cut in butter spread until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cherries, cranberries and blueberries.

    Form dough into ball and knead 5 times or until smooth and holds together without crumbling. Form dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to about 1/4 inch thickness.

    Bake cookies in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are firm. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:81 cals
Kilojoules:340 kJ
Fat:4.1 g
Carbohydrates:10.6 g
Protein:0.8 g
Cholesterol:0.0 mg
Sodium:60 mg
Saturated Fat:1.1 g
Fiber:0.6 g
Calcium:7.6 mg
Total Sugars:4.6 g

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