Sunday, December 18, 2011

So Many Ways with Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies are so often overlooked by more popular cookies, but I'm here to tell you that they are near the top of my list.  Where else can you find so many cool things to do with them?  In the past I have stamped them with a cookie stamp and hand painted them with edible paints.  Also I have sprinkled them with colored sugar crystals before baking.

This year I...

  • Dipped in milk chocolate and then chopped walnuts  (Let set on wax paper in the fridge.)
  • Dollop of milk chocolate and topped with Andes Mint Chips
  • Sandwiched with lemon curd, and dusted with powdered sugar

I got rave reviews at my mom's Christmas party.  The recipe came from Kids in the Holiday Kitchen which is a cookbook I talked about in my last post.  They were divine!

These last a while, so not only are they great to make ahead for a party, they would also be wonderful packaged up for a gift!

What do you do with shortbread cookies?


  1. i loooove shortbread. normally, i just eat 'em straight up because they're so good but i love your adaptations, too. by the way, thank you sooo much for the martini recipe - i pinned it on Pinterest a few minutes ago + people are already re-pinning it like crazy. looks awesome!