Shortbread Cookies Recipes

Shortbread is a type of biscuit or cookie with a crumbly texture. Several ingredients can be added to make an array of shortbreads. Try recipes such as Maple-Pecan Shortbread, Double Chocolate-Mint Shortbread, or White-Chocolate Cherry Shortbread.

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Pineapple-Macadamia Triangles

From Family Circle

Studded with macadamia nuts and dried pineapple, shortbread cookies take on Hawaiian style.

Pineapple-Macadamia Triangles

Twixy Shortbread Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

These three-layer dessert bars have a cookie crust, creamy filling, and chocolate top.

Twixy Shortbread Bars

Pansy Shortbread

From Better Homes and Gardens

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Pansy Shortbread

Apple Pie Bars

From Food & Wine

Mary Odson's sister Cathy came up with these bars, which have a nutty, streusel-like topping and a crisp shortbread crust.

Apple Pie Bars

Quentin Bacon
Greek Almond Shortbread Rounds

From Better Homes and Gardens

For a unique Christmas cookie, try this recipe that combines almonds, brandy rose water, and vanilla. The powdered sugar makes the perfect topping.

Greek Almond Shortbread Rounds

Brown Sugar Shortbreads

From Better Homes and Gardens

Your kids will enjoy getting into the Christmas spirit by stamping designs onto these shaped cookies. The recipe may be made ahead and frozen.

Brown Sugar Shortbreads

Brown Sugar & Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies

From Fine Cooking Magazine

The darker the brown sugar, the deeper the cookies' flavor. You could use a more exotic brown sugar in this recipe, such as Billington's dark brown cane sugar from England or light or dark muscovado sugar.

Brown Sugar & Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies

Almond Shortbread Cookies

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ground almonds replace part of the flour in this cookie recipe. And a whole almond decorates each half of the chocolate-glazed cookies.

Almond Shortbread Cookies

Vanilla Bean Shortbread Sandwiches with Orange Buttercream

From Better Homes and Gardens

Make the vanilla-flavored shortbread in advance and store them in the freezer. Then when you're ready to present them, add the fresh orange frosting to make an elegant sandwich cookie.

Vanilla Bean Shortbread Sandwiches with Orange Buttercream

Cherry Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

From Fleischmann's Yeast, Argo, Karo

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Cherry Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Espresso Shortbread Cookies

From Fine Cooking Magazine

For simplicity, I usually don't temper the dipping chocolate. Instead, I melt the chocolate with shortening, which helps it set. With this method, the cookies may get spotty after a day or two. To avoid that, use tempered chocolate for dipping and omit the shortening, or else drizzle plain melted chocolate on the cookies instead of dipping them.

Chocolate-Dipped Espresso Shortbread Cookies

Strawberry Shortbread Icicles

From Better Homes and Gardens

Strawberry Shortbread Icicles

Shortbread

From Better Homes and Gardens

Shortbread can be dressed up or down simply by adding spices, dried cherries, or pecans. All of these variations will easily sweeten up a Christmas cookie exchange.

Shortbread

Buttery Shortbread Pastry Dough

From Fine Cooking Magazine

This versatile dough can be used for everything from tarts to pie crust to turnovers. The dough is quite soft, but all the butter in the recipe makes it forgiving and easy to work with. When baked, the crust is very tender--almost like a shortbread cookie.

Buttery Shortbread Pastry Dough

Ice Cream Sandwich Sundaes

From Midwest Living

Purchased shortbread cookies and ice cream make the base of this dessert. Then it's topped with a warm pear and caramel sauce.

Ice Cream Sandwich Sundaes

Hawaiian Sugar Shortbread Cookies

From Sugar In The Raw®

These fruity, shortbread cookies make for a simple but delicious dessert.

Hawaiian Sugar Shortbread Cookies

Macadamia Nut Shortbread

From Better Homes and Gardens

When served with a sponful of lemon curd, this classic cookie becomes a luscious dessert.

Macadamia Nut Shortbread

Pecan Shortbread Cookies

From Food & Wine

Karen DeMasco beats the dough for these buttery cookies with an entire vanilla bean, so the oils in the pod add deep vanilla flavor. By rolling the dough in demerara sugar before slicing and baking the cookies, she makes them extra-crispy. (Recipe adapted from The Craft of Baking.)

Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Ellen Silverman; The Craft of Baking Published 2009 by Clarkson Potter/Publishers
Oatmeal Shortbread

From Better Homes and Gardens

Rolled oats add texture and healthful goodness to shortbread cookies.

Oatmeal Shortbread

Brown Sugar-Pecan Shortbread

From Family Circle

Nibble on these chocolate-dipped shortbread cookies while you sip a midmorning cup of coffee.

Brown Sugar-Pecan Shortbread

Orange and Raspberry Chip Shortbread

From Better Homes and Gardens

Raspberry-chocolate chips enhance the delicate citrus flavor of these cookies. Dark chocolate chips are an equally delicious substitute.

Orange and Raspberry Chip Shortbread

Praline Cookies

From Better Homes and Gardens

Flecks of crunchy homemade hazelnut praline make this nutty brown sugar drop cookie recipe an outstanding treat.

Praline Cookies

Butterscotch-Glazed Coffee Shortbread Bars

From Food & Wine

Flo Braker flavors her ethereally light shortbread with finely ground espresso beans. The best part is the golden, gooey butterscotch glaze, which becomes deliciously fudgy as the bars sit in the cookie jar.

Butterscotch-Glazed Coffee Shortbread Bars

Quentin Bacon
Edys Grand Ice Cream-Cookie Cake

From Midwest Living

This layered frozen dessert cake is filled with shortbread cookies, toffee pieces, coconut, and other favorite ingredients.

Edys Grand Ice Cream-Cookie Cake

Lemon-Pecan Shortbread Cookies

From Better Homes and Gardens

Five ingredients is all it takes to make crumbly, rich shortbread cookies! To "finely chop" nuts, chop them until they are about the size of grains of rice.

Lemon-Pecan Shortbread Cookies

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