shortbreadI thought these two yummy family recipe variations for Shortbread would be a perfect fit now that we’re into the month of December.

Shortbread is a fairly common cookie, named for its crumbly texture. I found it interesting that originally recipes for shortbread contained 3 parts oatmeal, rather than plain white flour – as is traditional in today’s “modern day” recipes. Sometimes people do still add a bit of ground rice or cornflour into the recipe to add a bit of the original texture back in. Interesting!

Personally I prefer the Cashew Shortbread version, although I know Grandma was fond of the Scotch Shortbread.  I don’t think cooking with liquors is nearly as popular as it used to be. No matter which variation you choose – I hope you do enjoy!