Dark Chocolate-Cherry Shortbreads
These addictive shortbread cookies from pastry chef Umber Ahmad are chocolaty and buttery, and studded with chewy bits of dried cherries. Their secret ingredient: grated lime zest, which adds a subtle flavor.
Raspberry Shortbread Bars
Instead of using a rolling pin to make the flaky pastry for her delicate shortbread bars, Melissa McKinney relies on a grater. She chills the dough, grates it into a baking dish, then tops it lightly with raspberry preserves and more grated dough before baking it.
Cranberry-Lime Shortbread Cookies with Lime Curd
Jodi Elliott of Bribery Bakery in Austin loves serving her crisp, buttery, festive shortbread cookies with an intensely tangy and delicious lime curd for dipping or spreading.
Almond Shortbread Cookies
F&W's Kay Chun gives her crisp cookies a deeply nutty flavor with sliced almonds, almond butter and almond meal.
Sugar-Crusted Chocolate Cookies
This is Jacques Torres's recipe for sables, a classic French butter cookie with a sandy, crumbly texture (sable means "sandy")--though this fabulously dense version is actually more like shortbread.
Salted Caramel Shortbread with Chocolate Drizzle
Chewy caramel and soft buttery shortbread make for a real treat; these cookies are perfect for any occasion.
Granny Wallace's Shortbread Cookies
These outstanding buttery, sugar-dusted cookies are a specialty of Granny Wallace, minister Matt Canlis's neighbor in Methlick. Matt calls her the "grandmother in residence," offering advice, baked goods and gardening tips.
Matcha Shortbread Cookies with Black Sesame Seeds
These buttery shortbread cookies by blogger Molly Yeh combine two classic Japanese flavors--matcha green tea and black sesame seeds.
Toasted Coconut Shortbread
These soft shortbread cookies have lots of coconut flavor.
Chocolate-Dipped Florentine Shortbreads
Here Pierre Herme combines the tenderness of shortbread with the elegance of florentines, the caramelized almond cookies studded with glittering candied fruit.
This cookie recipe makes the softest, most delicate shortbread.
Shortbread with Marmalade and Vanilla Ice Cream
Kenny Rochford's Scottish heritage gives him an edge when making these buttery shortbread bars. "The key is to work the dough by hand," he says. "No modern mixers her
Buttery Vanilla Shortbread
For a classic shortbread recipe, look no further.
Pecan Shortbread Cookies
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.)
To add her spin to the popular British confection known as Millionaire's Shortbread, pastry chef Jennifer Yee sprinkles the chocolate with flaky sea salt, and then encourages bakers to add other toppings, like crushed pretzels, candied ginger and toasted nuts.
Pecan Shortbread with Chocolate Drizzle
"This shortbread gives you a pecan-and-chocolate fix without all the work of making a pie," says F&W's Marcia Kiesel, who developed the incredibly easy recipe.
Lemon Shortbread Cookies
According to Emily Farris, the secret to good shortbread is lots of cold butter.
Espresso-Shortbread Brownie Bars
Grace Parisi brings the beloved combination of coffee and chocolate together by using a pleasantly crumbly espresso-flavored shortbread as a crust for fudgy brownies.