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21 Delicious Shortbread Cookie Recipes

Nothing says the holidays quite like shortbread.
21 Delicious Shortbread Cookie Recipes

Whipped shortbread cookies, millionaire, and easy shortbread cookie recipes—all this and more recipes for Christmas cookies.

squares of shortbread bars stacked and tied with a green ribbon.

This decadent square—with a shortbread base, caramel filling and melted chocolate top—is thought to have originated in Scotland. We use store-bought toffee bits to streamline the caramel-making. Get our millionaire shortbread bars recipe here.

Sable Shortbread Cherry Pistachio Shortbread Produced by Radiyah Chowdhury, Irene Ngo and Aimee Nishitoba; photography by Erik Putz; food styling by Michelle Rabin; Paper art by Ali Harrison of Light + Paper

"Cherries and pistachios make a wonderful Christmas combo in this delightful shortbread cookie. Roasting your pistachios ahead of time and using the best-quality maraschino cherries you can find (we like Tillen Farms Merry Maraschino Cherries) really makes these cookies sing!"—Lorraine Pike, co-owner, Kentville, N.S. Get Sable Shortbread's Cherry Pistachio Shortbread recipe here.

A stack of classic rolled shortbread cookies with one artfully glazed cookie leaning against it on a white background (Photo: Sian Richards; food styling: Ashley Denton & Miranda Keyes)

Simple, classic shortbread cookies that are sure to please, whether iced artistically or left plain. Get our Classic Shortbread Cookies recipe.

Savoury shortbread cookies on plate, next to brown-paper-wrapped gift with hands tying ribbon Photo, Erik Putz. Food Styling, Eshun Mott. Prop Styling, Madeline Johari.

A savoury take on one of the holiday's most popular cookie recipes. From thyme to rosemary, parsley or oregano, the options are are delicious. Get our savoury herb shortbread cookie recipe.

Whipped shortbread cookies in assorted shapes and colours on a wide blue plate Produced by Chantal Braganza and Sun Ngo, Photography by Christie Vuong, Food Styling by Eshun Mott, Prop Styling by Nicole Billark.

Meet one of our most popular cookie recipes, ever! Each bite of these delicate, buttery cookies melts in your mouth. Get this whipped shortbread cookies recipe.

Shortbreads with pieces of chocolate on top in a white bowl. (Photography: Roberto Caruso)

These shortbreads are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Between our chocolate, lemon, and Skor bar variations, that festive cookie tin you keep stocked for drop-by guests won’t stay full for long. Get this ultimate shortbread cookie recipe.

A whipped shortbread spritz cookie on a white background Photo, Erik Putz. Food styling, Irene Ngo.

Inspired by our cranberry Aperol spritz, these whipped shortbread cookies are filled with cranberries and orange zest, making them a fun and festive addition to your cookie jar! Get this whipped shortbread spritz cookie recipe.

Brown butter shortbread cookies with toasted white chocolate cookies Photo, Erik Putz.

Topped with roasted white chocolate and browned butter, these squares have a delicious smoked and nutty flavour. Get this brown butter shortbread squares with roasted white chocolate recipe.

Hot toddy shortbread cookie Hot toddy shortbread cookie. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

Add lemon zest and a whiskey glaze to our classic shortbread cookie recipe and voila! Hot toddy cookies for one and all. Get this hot toddy shortbread recipe.

Oatmeal shortbread bar Oatmeal shortbread bar. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

An amazing mash-up of our favourite Christmas cookie with our favourite everyday cookie. Get this oatmeal shortbread bar recipe.

Crisp maple shortbreads Roberto Caruso

Maple-glazed holiday perfection. Get this crisp maple shortbread cookies recipe.

Raspberry jam shortbread cookie balls

Swirl a little raspberry jam into your cookies for a sweet-tart surprise. Get this raspberry jam shortbread balls recipe.

Maple-pecan shortbread bar Maple-pecan shortbread bar. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

A drizzle of maple icing adds the perfect touch to these pecan-laced bars. Get this maple-pecan shortbread bar recipe.

21 Delicious Shortbread Cookie Recipes


They’re classics for a reason. (These sweets also pack beautifully.) Get this classic shortbread bar recipe.

Milk chocolate shortbread icebox cookie Milk chocolate shortbread icebox cookie. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

There’s always room for a little extra chocolate. Get this milk chocolate shortbread icebox cookies recipe.

Christmas cookies: Cinnamon hazelnut shortbread bar Cinnamon hazelnut shortbread bar. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

For the hazelnut-lovers, these cinnamon-laced cookeis are irrestible. Get this cinnamon-hazelnut shortbread bad recipe.

Caramel chocolate shortbread cookie Caramel chocolate shortbread cookie. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

Hint: there’s a decadent surprise inside. Get this caramel shortbread bites recipe.

Chocolate and sea salt shortbread cookie Chocolate and sea salt shortbread cookie. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

Dusted with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt, these cocoa cookies are a favourite in our kitchen. Get this chocolate sea salt shortbread recipe.

21 Delicious Shortbread Cookie Recipes Roberto Caruso

Each bite gives you the buttery goodness of shortbread, with the sweet-tart finish of the most festive berry. Get this cranberry shortbread chews recipe.

White-chocolate espresso shortbread icebox cookie White-chocolate espresso shortbread icebox cookie. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

We just can’t get enough. These cookies are just perfect for dipping in a hot cocoa or after-dinner coffee. Get this white-chocolate espresso shortbread icebox cookie recipe.

21 Delicious Shortbread Cookie Recipes

Shortbread makes an incredible base for this gooey and festive bar. Get this sticky-toffee shortbread bars recipe.

Assorted cookies on a pink background with the words in white "Find more Christmas cookie recipes"


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