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Shortbread Cookie Recipes

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Shortbread Squares

Shortbread Squares

Shortbread Squares

Here's a traditional shortbread recipe that's perfect with a cup of hot tea or coffee. It's a favorite during the holidays.

Frosted Shortbread

Frosted Shortbread

Frosted Shortbread

My mom has always known that homemade cookies have a special appeal that can't be duplicated by the store-brought variety. Even today, she keeps us grownup kids well stocked with fresh-from-the-oven treats such as this tender shortbread. —Pat Cole Polebridge, Montana

Fudge-Topped Shortbread

Fudge-Topped Shortbread

Fudge-Topped Shortbread

"This combination of buttery shortbread and sweet chocolate is wonderful," promises Valarie Wheeler of DeWitt, Michigan. "Whenever I make it, there are nothing but crumbs left," she adds. Be sure to cut these into small squares because they're very rich.
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Dipped Coconut Shortbread

Dipped Coconut Shortbread

Dipped Coconut Shortbread

Suggests Toni Petroskey, Lorain, Ohio, "These cookies are great for Valentine's Day. Coconut adds flavor and texture to the shortbread."

Hazelnut Shortbread Hearts

Hazelnut Shortbread Hearts

Hazelnut Shortbread Hearts

Toasted hazelnuts add a nice crunch and flavor to these rich, buttery hearts. The drizzle of dark and white chocolate gives the cookies an impressive look, but they couldn't be easier to make.—Monique Theoret, Wooster, Ohio

Coconut Shortbread

Coconut Shortbread

Coconut Shortbread

"My niece makes this shortbread for special occasions," writes Wauwatosa, Wisconsin's Nancy Siefert. "My family enjoys the rich flavor of these cookies so much, I bake them all year long."

Simple Scottish Shortbread

Simple Scottish Shortbread

Simple Scottish Shortbread

Shortbread is a wonderful starting point for all kinds of sweet adventures: top it (nuts, chocolate, jam); flavor it (lemon, hazelnut, coconut); or do both (cappuccino with a mocha ganache drizzle, anyone?) Then again, if you're a "make mine vanilla, please" kind of guy or gal, leave it alone: it can stand on its own in perfect simplicity.—Taste of Home Cooking School

Almond Shortbread Cutouts

Almond Shortbread Cutouts

Almond Shortbread Cutouts

Almonds give these cookies a special flavor. Use your favorite cookie cutters to make different shapes, then let the kids have a hand in adding the finishing touches. Carole Vogel, Allison Park, Pennsylvania

Crunchy Oatmeal Shortbread

Crunchy Oatmeal Shortbread

Crunchy Oatmeal Shortbread

Crunchy oats give this traditional shortbread recipe a new twist. These buttery confections are simply good to the very last crumb-especially with a cup of hot coffee or eggnog. I've also learned that they keep for months...if you hide them well enough!

Oatmeal Shortbread

Oatmeal Shortbread

Oatmeal Shortbread

These rich buttery cookies from Marion Hall are great with a steaming cup of coffee. "My family enjoys these chewy treats very much," remarks the Etobicoke, Ontario cook.

Whipped Shortbread

Whipped Shortbread

Whipped Shortbread

This version of shortbread is fragile, not too sweet and melts in your mouth. Mostly I make it for the holidays, but I'll also prepare it year-round for wedding showers and ladies' teas. —Jane Ficiur, Bow Island, Alberta
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