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Looking to make some yummy Christmas shortbread cookies? Get your tummy growling with this list of shortbread cookie recipes.
Aww… Christmas cookies… one of my favorite parts of the holiday season! Give me a festive red and green homemade cookie and I’m happy.
One of my favorite memories of my Grandpa is his love of shortbread cookies. He seemed to have a never-ending stash of Lorna Doone cookies and I knew I would get my shortbread fix when I got to visit.
Back then there weren’t a lot of homemade cookie recipes, but that has all changed with the internet. Nowadays finding a delicious and unique shortbread cookie recipe is at your fingertips.
Why are they called shortbread cookies?
Shortbread cookies are biscuits that originated in Scottland. They contain a large amount of butter, the highest ratio of butter to flour found in cookies.
The butter makes the biscuit crumbly or short. They have a cracker-like snappy texture versus a chewy sweet cookie. Think of Lorna Doone cookies (my Grandpa loved these!).
How long do homemade shortbread cookies last?
Shortbread cookies can be stored at room temperature for about a week (if they last that long!) Make sure they are in an airtight container to preserve the yumminess.
You can also freeze them for three to four weeks. Place them in a freezer-safe container or in a freezer ziplock bag.
I hope this list of over 15 shortbread cookie Christmas recipes inspires you to get in the kitchen and get baking! Grab your kids and have fun.
These are great to include in a Christmas cookie exchange or as Christmas cookie gifts!
More Christmas cookie recipes you might enjoy:
- Christmas shortbread cookies
- Christmas vegan cookie recipes
- Christmas sugar cookies
- Christmas snickerdoodle cookies
Did you find new favorite Christmas shortbread cookies on this list? I’d love to hear what you make and how you like them!
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