A variety of Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread has always been a favourite cookie in my household.  On holidays we used to make a platter of different types of the sweet treat.  Below I’ve included some cookie recipes that were always hits on our holiday platter.

Enjoy!

Recipes are ordered from left to right.

Chocolate Chip Brown Sugar Shortbread

1/2 cup brown sugarA variety of shortbread

1/2 cup white sugar

1 cup butter

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup chocolate chips.

See preparation method below.

Lime Shortbread

1/2 cup white sugar

3/4 cups butter

1 1/2 tbsp lime juice

1 1/2 cup four

lime zest

See preparation method below.

A variety of shortbread

Almond Shortbread

1/2 cup  white sugar

1/2 cup ground almonds

1 cup biitter

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup slivered almonds.

See preparation method below.

Cranberry/Pomegranate Shortbread

1/2 cups white sugar

3/4 cups butter

2 tbsp pomegranate juice

1 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup dried cranberries

 

Caraway Shortbread (Not pictured)

1/2 cup white sugar

1 cup butter

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp of caraway seeds

 

Preparation Instructions

Mix sugar and softened butter together.until smooth  Mix in liquid ingredients like lime juice, zest and pomegranate juice just until blended.

Combine flour and remaining ingredients into the batter.  Do not overwork.

Roll dough in logs in parchment paper and put in the  fridge overnight or at least until the butter hardens.

Slice and cook at 375 degrees Fahrenheit until the undersides of the cookies are golden brown..

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