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Sherry’s Recipe Corner: Cranberry Shortbread Bars

Sherry’s Recipe Corner: Cranberry Shortbread Bars

Sherry’s Cranberry Shortbread Bars are a delicious sweet treat that melts in your mouth!


  • 2 c butter – room temperature
  • 1 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/3 c brown sugar
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1 1/2 t salt
  • 4 c flour
  • 1/2 c pecans – chopped
  • 24 ounces fresh cranberries – rough chopped


  1. Beat butter until smooth
  2. Add sugars – beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and salt – beat until blended, reduce speed
  4. Add flour, 1 cup at a time – by the time you get to the last cup, may need to hand mix


  1. Press 2/3 of dough into sprayed pan. Mix nuts into the remainder, set aside
  2. Top dough with cranberries
  3. Drop chunks of the remainder of dough on top.
  4. Refrigerate for 20 minutes – this step is essential for perfect looking bars
  5. Preheat oven to 350, bake 40 – 42 minutes until edges are lightly browned.


  • This recipe is perfect for sharing using a 17 x 11 cookie pan. For thicker bars, use a 9 x 13 pan.
  • Serve warm or cold

We hope you enjoy this recipe. For more delicious ideas, visit Waldo State Bank’s blog page to find Sherry’s Recipe Corner!

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