Who doesn't love a good shortbread cookie? No one. The answer is no one.
So today, on National Shortbread Day, why don't we take a moment to appreciate the many different varieties of shortbread cookies that grace this planet.
Of course, nothing will EVER beat the classic shortbread cookies that all our grandmothers know how to make. But we can give it a shot.
Here are some yummy shortbread recipes to try out this winter!
1. Pecan and Chocolate Shortbread
Rum, pecans, dark chocolate. Nothing else matters. Recipe here.
2. Scottish Pan Shortbread
It's like a cookie pie! Two desserts in one! Get the recipe here.
3. Shortbread Sandwich Cookies
Adding a little tartness to a classic buttery cookie. They're like fancy Oreos (okay not really.) Get the recipe here.
4. Decorated Cut-Out Cookies
A yummy chocolate shortbread cookie that can be decorated however you want! A great swap if you don't love gingerbread cookies but still want something fun to do with the kids. Get the recipe here.
5. Whipped Shortbread Cookies
A fluffier alternative to a dense cookie. Whipping all the ingredients except the flour (adding that in later) will give you a cloud-like texture! Get the recipe here.
6. Chocolate Dipped Shortbread
Adding a little chocolate never hurt anybody! Get the recipe here.
7. Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
Two classics rolled into one! Confuse your taste buds with these deliciously decadent cookies. Get the recipe here.
8. Peppermint Chocolate Shortbread
A great Christmas treat. Keep this one in your arsenal for next year! Get the recipe here.
9. White Chocolate Shortbread
These are cute if you're looking for an alternative to cupcakes for a birthday! Small, festive, and so so yummy. Get the recipe here.
10. Chewy Shortbread Cookies
Much different than a classic crumbly shortbread, but chef Anna Olson has never steered me wrong before! Get the recipe here.
11. Coffee Walnut Shortbread Bars
A fancier cookie that you can serve with coffee at book club! Or just eat them as is. That would work, too. Get the recipe here.
12. Maple Shortbread Cookies
Ah, yes. An homage to my Canadian homeland. These cookies use maple syrup to add that extra kick of sweetness! Get the recipe here.
13. Lemon Thyme Shortbread
A sophisticated twist on the classic cookie. Add a little zest to your cookie swap! Get the recipe here.
BONUS: Homemade Twix Bars
These candy bar replicas use a shortbread base and are then topped with dulche de leche and a salted caramel ganache. Yummers. Get the recipe here!