Christmas Cookies

Let’s just say I’m stocking up on butter this week. ‘Tis the season for cookies!

Austrian Shortbread Lemon Bars

My house smells sugary and buttery and delicious. I made these Austrian shortbread cookies, but in saving my jam for stock in my shop, I used lemon curd for that middle filling instead. Sort of a deconstructed lemon bar, if you will.

The making of Austrian Shortbread Lemon Bars

I also only used half the dough. I shredded the first half and simply forgot to take the other half out of the freezer. In other words, they came out a little bit… shorter than originally intended. Oh well. Looks like I can make another batch in the very near future; this batch is for the neighbors.

Neighbor gifts 2012

I’ve stumbled across a few collections of cookie recipes that look promising, and thought I would gather them together for all you cookie-lovers here:

Tell me, what cookies are you whipping up this year? Something simple and classic? Or elaborately decorated? Are you enjoying them yourself or giving them away as gifts? Do tell.

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One thought on “Christmas Cookies

  1. Lizzie says:

    Those look amazing! The bags that you put them in are really cute, too. I make Butternuts, which are sooo so good. I’m putting the recipe on my blog this weekend! Merry Christmas!

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