12 Days Of Christmas Cookies: Shortbread Day

The holidays are about family and giving and love and blah blah blah FOOD. Thanksgiving has its turkey, St. Patrick’s Day has its green beer, and Christmas has its never-ending (if you’re lucky) parade of festive cookies. We’ll be spending 12 days rounding-up some super-rad Christmas cookie recipes for you to recreate in your kitchen and then give to neighbors and friends. Or, ya know, to just eat by yourself while watching Parks and Rec re-runs. We don’t judge.

Day Two, we’re rounding-up some buttery, flaky, melt-in-your mouth shortbread cookies (preferably done in adorable Christmas tree shapes, but we’re not picky):


Chocolate-Filled Shortbread Cookies from Stone Gable

chocolate filled shortbread

Salt & Pepper Cocoa Shortbread Cookies from Butterlust

salt and pepper shortbread

Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies from Salt Tree


Cherry Almond Shortbread Cookies from Inside NanaBread’s Head


Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies from A Sweet Baker


Chocolate and Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies from Closet Cooking

White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies 500 9631

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies from The Cake Merchant


German Shortbread Cookies from Cozy in Germany

german shortbread cookies

Toasted Pecan Shortbread with Spiked Toffee Sauce by Willow Bird Baking

willow bird baking

Chocolate-Drizzled Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies from La Pomme De Portland

oatmeal shortbread

Day One: Peppermint Cookie Day


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