Shortbread Cookie Recipes

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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. —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas

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

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!
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Acorn Shortbread Cookies

Acorn Shortbread Cookies

Acorn Shortbread Cookies

These buttery treats are just as fun to make as they are to eat! The caramel topping stays soft, and pecans add great nut flavor.

Almond Shortbread Cookies

Almond Shortbread Cookies

Almond Shortbread Cookies

These simple, but heavenly, almond butter cookies are traditional Puerto Rican Christmas cookies - they are as common and popular as chocolate chip cookies are in the States. They make wonderful Christmas fits that everyone will enjoy! Recipe provided by McCormick®

Almond Toffee Shortbread

Almond Toffee Shortbread

Almond Toffee Shortbread

"The topping for these yummy shortbread squares tastes like a chewy toffee bar," describes Darlene Markel, Mr. Hood, Oregon. "If you can't find the toffee bits, buy Heath candy bars and chop them in a food processor."

Cranberry-Pine Nut Shortbread

Cranberry-Pine Nut Shortbread

Cranberry-Pine Nut Shortbread

This rich, buttery shortbread is all dressed up with toasted nuts and dried cranberries. You’ll need just five ingredients and 10 minutes to whip up the dough and pop it in the oven. —Joyce Gemperlein, Rockville, Maryland

Espresso Shortbread Squares

Espresso Shortbread Squares

Espresso Shortbread Squares

I developed this recipe several years ago to leave for Santa on Christmas Eve. The delightful espresso offers a jolly jolt for his last-minute toy assembly!—Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

Ginger Shortbread Cookies

Ginger Shortbread Cookies

Ginger Shortbread Cookies

The traditional holiday flavor of gingerbread meets the buttery goodness of shortbread in this irresistible cookie. Pretty flecks of candied ginger make the treats a pretty addition to any cookie platter.

Holiday Shortbread

Holiday Shortbread

Holiday Shortbread

At Wendy Masters' Grand Valley, Ontario home, it just wouldn't' be Christmas if she didn't make her great-grandmother's shortbread. "Everyone looks forward to it," she says. "All I do differently is sprinkle colored sugar on mine."

Nutty Shortbread Cookies

Nutty Shortbread Cookies

Nutty Shortbread Cookies

My husband and I like the buttery flavor of shortbread cookies and have tweaked recipes through the years to come up with this mouthwatering version.—Angela Garcia, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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