Monday, August 31, 2009

Shortbread Cookies

A fellow blogger recently posted a recipe for shortbread cookies and let me tell you, they are heavenly! They're the kind of good that will make you close your eyes and savour every last bite. I dare you not to eat more than one, it's simply impossible. After you make these, you will most certainly throw out that box of Lorna Doones hiding in your pantry because nothing beats homemade. You can also throw out that new form-fitting dress you just bought because these babies are full of sin (*ahem*, butter).

I didn't have any cookie cutters with fluted edges so I used an upside-down metal tartlette shell, and that worked perfectly! The cookies are best chilled, by themselves or with a sweet filling. I played around with fillings this weekend and here are some of my favorites:
  • Haagen Dazs Five - Passion Fruit Ice Cream
  • Nutella and Hazelnuts
  • Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting
    • 8 oz Neufchatel Cheese
    • 1 stick Unsalted Butter
    • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
    • 3.5 cups Confectioner's Sugar
    • Pinch of Salt
  • Michigan Cherry Jam
  • Lemon Curd
Enjoy! These cookies are so fun to play around with, get creative and personalize them. You can also freeze them for a quick dessert anytime. But, if you're like me, they won't last very long.



  1. These are so pretty and elegant in all their white - they also look dangerously addictive :)