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Shortbread Cookie Recipes

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Lemon & Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Lemon & Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Lemon & Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Lemon and rosemary make these luscious treats a sweet surprise for a few friends. —Malorie Harris, Wildomar, California

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. —G. C. Mayhew, Grass Valley, California

Butterscotch Shortbread

Butterscotch Shortbread

Butterscotch Shortbread

After sampling these tender cookies in a specialty store, I knew I had to duplicate them. My version has lots of toffee bits and butterscotch chips. I give away dozens as home-baked gifts. —Sandra McKenzie, Braham, MN
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Cherry Shortbread Hearts

Cherry Shortbread Hearts

Cherry Shortbread Hearts

“This recipe for heart-shaped cookies is one of the tastiest I’ve tried,” writes Elaine Anderson from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. “Folks always “ooh” and “aah” over the buttery taste combined with chocolate. These make great Valentine’s Day gifts wrapped up in cellophane and ribbon.”

Christmas Shortbread Wreaths

Christmas Shortbread Wreaths

Christmas Shortbread Wreaths

I adapted this recipe from plain shortbread to use for a cookie exchange. The wreaths are big sellers at bake sales. Since they're so quick and easy to prepare. I'm happy to share them at the holidays with teachers, friends and neighbors. — Donna Gendre, Stettler, Alberta

Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread

Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread

Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread

Grace Yaskovic from Branchville, New Jersey picks poppy seeds to perk up her lemony cookies. "A sprinkling of sugar adds a sparkling sweetness," she notes.

Whipped Shortbread

Whipped Shortbread

Whipped Shortbread

This version of shortbread 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

Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries

Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries

Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries

This fresh, sweet-tart cookie also works with dried cranberries and orange zest. I freeze the dough for up to a month. —Abigail Bostwick, Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Caramel Pecan Shortbread

Caramel Pecan Shortbread

Caramel Pecan Shortbread

My grandchildren look for Grandma's "candy bar cookies" every Christmas. I recommend doubling the recipe for these sweet treats because they go so fast. —Dorothy Buiter, Worth, Illinois

Homemade Chocolate Shortbread

Homemade Chocolate Shortbread

Homemade Chocolate Shortbread

This recipe has been in my files for a long time...probably from when I first learned to bake. Any chocolate lover will like these melt-in-your-mouth cookies. I make them year-round with variations. They're even richer with a thin coat of icing or as a sandwich cookie with frosting in the middle. —Sarah Bueckert, Austin, Manitoba

Lemon Shortbreads

Lemon Shortbreads

Lemon Shortbreads

Every year my mom and I collect cookie recipes we want to try and then get together in early December for an afternoon of baking. These no-fail lemon cookies have become an annual tradition. They're a wonderful homemade holiday gift. —Kristen Stecklein, Glendale, Wisconsin
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