One Cookie, Eight Variations

The holidays are a time when I relish baking and cooking amazing things for others more than I do the rest of the year. My love language always involves sugar, butter, and bacon, but at no time is this more evident than during the Christmas season. I generally revel in baking 17 different kinds of cookies for my friends, though that often leaves me feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and downright hateful. This year, in an attempt to stave off said hysteria, I am going simpler–at least in terms of my basic recipe. I will be using one recipe for shortbread cookies, creating 8 base batches of said recipe, and then tweaking each batch with sweet and savory additions. On the schedule are Russian tea cakes, chocolate dipped shortbread, rosemary shortbread, millionaire’s shortbread, cranberry and white chocolate shortbread, and thumbprint shortbread (shortbread buttons and lemon glazed shortbread are on the back burner..depends on how adventurous I feel).

Variation #1

I Pinterested these shortbread buttons from Nichole Ramirez--an awesome idea for a shower or just for fun!

 Variation #2

I'll represent the traditional Christmas-cranberry cookie with these shortbread bars from Robin Hood Flour.


Variation #3

I kept seeing pins for this variation featuring chocolate, caramel, and shortbread aka Millionaire's Shortbread, a Scottish treat. Thanks to Kayle Langford via Pinterest.


Variations #4-7

This is the recipe that started it all--one basic recipe, four different amazing variations. I made these last year, and I am back to try a few more varieties.


Variation #8

I am super curious about this savory treat--butter, could I go wrong? Found via Pinterest!

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One thought on “One Cookie, Eight Variations

  1. ebryer says:

    These look amazing!

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