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Shortbread Cookie Recipes

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Coconut-Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Coconut-Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Coconut-Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Similar to linzer cookies, these shortbread treats have a luscious caramel filling. They take a little bit of time to make but are well worth it.—Cathy Grubelnik, Raton, New Mexico

Lemon Shortbread Trees

Lemon Shortbread Trees

Lemon Shortbread Trees

Here’s a fun holiday recipe children can help with. And no cookie cutters are needed! I just shape the dough into a triangular log, refrigerate it and cut it into tree-shaped slices to bake and decorate. Broken pretzel sticks form the tree trunks.

Chai Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Chai Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Chai Chocolate Chip Shortbread

I've always loved the taste of chai tea and decided to try and incorporate it into one of my recipes. Everyone who tries them can't believe how delicious they are.—Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania

Mocha Shortbread

Mocha Shortbread

Mocha Shortbread

For an added touch of sweetness, serve these crispy wedges with ice cream and B.G. Saelhof's strawberry sauce (recipe in recipe finder). "They taste great all by themselves, too," advises Carolyn Van Boening of Blue Springs, Nebraska. "I've taken the shortbread to community get-togethers and given some as gifts. Everyone seems to love the mocha flavor."—Carolyn Van Boening, Blue Springs, Nebraska

Lavender Shortbread

Lavender Shortbread

Lavender Shortbread

Lavender flowers can be used fresh or dried in cooking. The flowers have an intense flavor, so they are best used sparingly.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

Crafters of all ages will enjoy these cookies, according to subscriber Bertha Seyer of Oak Ridge, Missouri. In fact, keep the recipe on hand after you serve them. Folks are sure to ask how they can make their own!

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

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.

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."

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!

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
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