Savory Rosemary Shortbread Cookies + Creamy Whipped Feta with Rosemary

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In college I knew someone who thought he was Jay Gatsby’s character from The Great Gatsby.

He acted aloof and mysterious, and no joke, made me call him “J”. Not even “Jay” like in the book; just “J” because he said he felt like it suited him better.

Although we grew up only living 10 minutes apart, we were in different school districts and never met until college. He liked to pretend that he was exotic and foreign, and although he was just six months older than me, so much more worldly, learned, and well-traveled. (He actually was more well-traveled than I was at the time, so I’ll give him that.)

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Butterscotch + Brown Butter Shortbread #25recipestoXmas

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I’ve noticed something when it comes to converting picky eaters – happy accidents are your best friend. For example, get someone hungry enough and they’ll try anything, despite protests of I don’t think I’ll like it! One such serendipitous encounter this autumn led my hubby to fall in love with butterscotch shortbread, and I knew I had to come up with a homemade version. Head over to Roxana’s Home Baking to read my guest post for the full recipe for my Butterscotch + Brown Butter Shortbread, and be sure to take a look around while you’re there. Roxana is one of the best bakers I know, […]...

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Jam-Filled Shortbread Cookies

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So, Halloween is tomorrow…and I have no idea where October went. (Forget October, where did summer go?!) I’ve been starting to think about holiday cookies; every year I go on a hunt for a new recipe or two to add to the collection of classics that I always make. Like the Snickercrinkles I made last year, this batch is also a hybrid: shortbread + jam thumbprints. And it really is a fantastic pairing....

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Maple Pecan Shortbread

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These little lovelies are another recipe that was inspired by Tim Hortons.  They sell boxes of maple shortbread with some kind of nut (I can’t remember if it’s walnut or pecan); the cookies are good, but the idea has the potential to be great, which is why I wanted to try my hand at a homemade version....

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Lavender Shortbread Cookies

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Lavender (Image Source) Shortbread is an unleavened Scottish cookie that’s made primarily of flour, butter, and sugar.  It has a crispy, crumbly texture and buttery flavor.  Shortbread can be additionally flavored with just about anything sweet or savory, such as vanilla, coffee, or caraway seeds.  I decided to flavor mine with lavender, since I was recently at a local organic store when I found some beautiful dried lavender that I couldn’t resist buying (I’m oddly drawn to uncommon ingredients ;) ).  These cookies were fragrant and absolutely beautiful to look at.  They made perfect party favors for a mid-summer soiree.  I’m sending my recipe over […]...

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Twix Bar Cookies {aka Millionaire’s Shortbread}

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Twix is my husband’s favorite candy bar, and I immediately knew I wanted to make him these bar cookies when I first saw the recipe for Millionaire’s Shortbread on Joy of Baking. Millionaire’s Shortbread is nothing other than shortbread topped with a layer of caramel and then a layer of chocolate – just like Twix! It’s a pretty simple and straightforward recipe to make; the only thing that’s even a little difficult/time consuming is the caramel filling....

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Cherry Almond Shortbread Tartlets

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I made these for a small birthday tea party for my niece who just turned six (I guess girls of all ages love tea parties!).  I love the combination of cherries and almonds, but you can use any combination you like…I think peach and pecan would also be amazing.  These elegant little tarts are sweet, but not overpoweringly sweet.  They’re perfect to enjoy with a cup of fruity herbal tea.     Cherry Almond Shortbread Tartlets   (Yield:  36 tartlets)   ½ c (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened ½ c extra virgin coconut oil (if you don’t have this, just use unsalted butter) ½ c […]...

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