Cranberry Buttons

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly-ground cranberries
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, salt and oats.
  2. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or table knives, until particles are very fine.
  3. Add cranberries and brown sugar. Mix until well blended.
  4. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  5. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease two cookie sheets.
  6. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into 3-inch rounds.
  7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Cool.