Our Best Shortbread Cookies for Christmas

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With their dense cake-like texture and full, rich flavor, shortbread cookies are a traditional Christmas favorite. Try one (or more!) with a warm mug of cocoa or tea.

Brown Sugar Shortbreads

Apple pie spice adds an unexpected twist to these pretty shortbread cookies.

Spicy Chocolate Shortbread

Ground chile pepper adds a delightful kick to these cookies, while drizzled chocolate adds a festive touch.

Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies

These shortbread cookies have all the goodness of traditional red velvet cake -- plus creamy white chocolate and crunchy pistachio nuts.

Lemony Glazed Shortbread Bars

Lemon zest adds a tangy touch to these tender cookies.

Spiced Oatmeal Shortbread Wedges

Toasted oats, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves give this spiced shortbread delicious flavor.

Almond Shortbread Wedges

Almond-butter frosting and toasted almonds top this rich shortbread dessert.

Pecan Shortbread Logs

Apricot preserves and raspberry jam fill these shortbread logs. A powdered sugar-rum glaze makes a sweet topper.

Orange and Raspberry Chip Shortbread

The sweet-tart combo of orange peel and raspberry chocolate chips make this treat a crowd pleaser.

Lemon-Thyme Shortbread Cookies Laced with Honey

Cornmeal adds delightful texture to these lemon shortbread cookies.

Maple-Pecan Shortbread

A bit of orange zest brightens these nutty shortbread wedges.

Hazelnut Browned Butter Shortbread

Melted bittersweet chocolate makes a blissful pairing with browned butter shortbread.

White-Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

A Christmas classic goes from traditional to fabulous when dipped in melted white chocolate, then rolled in nonpareils and edible glitter.

Nutty Shortbread

They're a little crunchy, a little chewy, a little sweet, and a little spicy -- and these shortbread bites take just 20 minutes to make.

Pineapple and Macadamia Nut Shortbread

Sweet pineapple icing gives this delightful cookie a hint of tropical flair.

Vanilla Bean Shortbread Sandwiches with Orange Buttercream

Sweet, tender, and with a refreshing touch of citrus, these simple sandwich cookies are hard to beat.

Shortbread Brownies

With a dense shortbread base and a rich, chewy chocolate-chip brownie on top, these irresistible bars combine two classic favorites.

Latte Shortbread Sticks

Choose your favorite flavored instant coffee mix to stir into this shortbread recipe. We love French vanilla or Irish cream.

Twixy Shortbread Bars

This ooey-gooey bar puts a delicious homemade spin on the Twix candy bar.

Oatmeal Shortbread

These shortbread wedges take just four ingredients to make -- flour, sugar, butter, and quick-cooking rolled oats.

Easy Chocolate Shortbread

This sweet and simple chocolate shortbread takes just four ingredients and 20 minutes to make.

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