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Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Sugar-Free Orange Shortbread

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DAY 12: Sugar-Free Orange Shortbread

These are my favorite sugar-free cookie. The shortbread cookie is soft and delicate, and not overly sweet. Drizzling the orange cookies with sugar-free dark chocolate combines two of my favorite flavors.

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Easter Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Easter Whipped Shortbread Cookies

A light and simple, melt in your mouth shortbread cookie. Egg-free for those with allergies. Garnish with pastel candy sprinkles for an easy Easter treat.

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Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Butter Pecan Shortbread

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DAY 7: Butter Pecan Shortbread

Rich buttery shortbread studded with toasted pecans. A simple, but delicious cookie perfect for dipping in hot cocoa!

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For a nut-free traditional Scottish Shortbread,  try this recipe:

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Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Apricot Thumbprints

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DAY 4: Apricot Thumbprints

Thumbprint cookies of all varieties are always favorites around here. These apricot thumbprints are a light almond flavored shortbread cookie filled with sweet apricot jam and drizzled with an almond glaze.

To avoid cracks in your baked cookies, be sure to not pack the flour when measuring, and keep the dough covered while shaping cookies to keep the dough from drying out. (And don’t overbake. Cookies should be just barely starting to brown on the bottoms.)

For a fuller jam center, I like to add a little extra jam to the centers after baking.

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Valentine Whipped Shortbread Cookies

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Simple to make shortbread cookies made festive with Valentine sprinkles.  So much easier than rolling, cutting out, and frosting regular sugar cookies.

The dough is quick to make with no chilling or rolling required. The addition of cornstarch to the cookie dough helps these to melt in your mouth.

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Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Raspberry Crumb Bars

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DAY 12: Raspberry Crumb Bars

These raspberry bars are a shortbread based cookie, which makes them pretty crumbly to eat, but I love the combination of raspberries and nuts.

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