Monday, December 12, 2011

Martha Monday– Classic Shortbread


As promised I chose a “Christmassy” cookie, Classic Shortbread on page 109.  My gran use to make it at this time of the year and I sadly never found her recipe in her recipe box, so I gave Martha’s a whirl.

The recipe yields 8 cookies.  Now I don’t know about you, but I prefer my shortbread in smaller pieces than the huge cookies Martha makes.  I kept cutting into pie pieces and got 16 cookies.

There is something about shortbread, so simple and so yummy!


Easy/Hard:  There are 4 steps, so that’s pretty easy. Helps to read them though :)

Ingredient availability: It should all be in your pantry already.

What I like about this cookie:   It’s Christmas.  I mean gingerbread usually is the first thought of a cookie at Christmas but I love shortbread, so for me this is Christmas.

Baking experience: You need to chill this dough.  Then it helps to really read the instructions.(LOL)  You need to press into a fluted tart pan, which I don’t have, so I used a cake pan and used plastic wrap to help remove it from the pan.  It worked well.  I also didn’t prick with wooden skewer.  I know I really should pay attention but alas they turned out pretty good.

Taste: crumbly, sugary goodness!  How’s that?


If you want this recipe, it’s only available in the Martha Stewart Cookies book page 109.

Thanks for looking!

Sharing With:
Joy of Desserts
Mingle Monday
Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Mangia Mondays
Made by You Mondays


  1. Oh yes! This looks yummy and will definitely be added to my to-make list!

  2. I absolutely love shortbread. I'm like you though and would prefer smaller pieces. I usually make mine round and small. Yours looked like it turned out wonderfully.

  3. crumby sugary goodness sounds perfect! I'd love you to add this to my What We Wore and Made Party over at