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Blood Orange Crumble Bars ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Blood Orange Crumble Bars

I’m squeezing every last delicious drop out of blood orange season with these Blood Orange Crumble Bars ~  the sweet tart filling is layered into a buttery shortbread crumble dough and what comes out of the oven is nothing…

Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Bars

Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Bars

Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Bars are an unbeatable combination of buttery walnut shortbread and tart cranberry curd! I don’t know what I’m more excited about today, these Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Bars themselves, or the tangy homemade cranberry curd tucked inside. …

Butter Pecan Shortbread, easy as pie!

Butter Pecan Shortbread

Butter Pecan Shortbread is a classic buttery shortbread loaded up with crunchy pecans ~ yum! Seasonal cooking isn’t all about produce — there are seasons in baking, too, and this time of year I love returning to shortbread.  Shortbread…

Decadent Zucchini Blondies with caramel frosting

Zucchini Blondies with Penuche Fudge Frosting

Zucchini Blondies with Penuche Fudge Frosting ~ these moist and tender zucchini blondies are decadent and delicious with an old time penuche fudge frosting, but watch out ~ they’re irresistible! Got zucchini?  In between all your zoodles and ratatouilles,…

The perfect late summer dessert - juicy white peaches baked in a buttery shortbread crumble crust

White Peach Bars

Apparently, farmers used to throw white peaches in the trash, thinking the easily bruised, pale fruit couldn’t compete with sturdy, bright yellow peaches in the supermarkets of America.  I’m so glad they finally realized there was a taste for…

chocolate chip shortbread

Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Shortbread ~ this classic buttery shortbread studded with chunky bittersweet chocolate chips melts in your mouth! This is the shortbread that started me off on a lifelong love affair with the stuff.  I’m not sure why…

gluten free cookies

25 Fabulous Flourless Cookies

25 Fabulous Flourless Cookies ~ these are the best of the best gluten free cookies, so delicious you won’t miss the flour one bit! Flourless cookies have completely run away with my heart.  I made my first batch a…

Scottish shortbread made with lemony sugar

Scottish Lemon Sugar Shortbread

This unusual Scottish Lemon Sugar Shortbread is made with a fabulous sugar infused with lemon rind — the lemon flavor really pops! I’m in love.  I’ve got a new shortbread recipe that’s sending me over the moon.  It’s a…

Michael Bonne Copper Cookie Cutters

American Artisans : Coppersmith Michael Bonne

Coppersmith Michael Bonne is the fourth in my Sunday series featuring American Artisans. There are so many exceptionally talented craftspeople across the country who share a love of all things handmade, and this is my chance to introduce them…

Peanut Butter and Jam Shortbread Bars

Peanut Butter and {boysenberry} Jam Bars

Peanut Butter and (Boysenberry) Jam Bars are a delicious shortbread crumble bar with the flavors of everybody’s favorite sandwich! Can I just say that the awkward ‘reconstruction’ period between Christmas and the New Year is not my favorite?  Like…

bite sized snowball cookies

Coconut Snowball Melting Moments

Coconut Snowball Melting Moments are buttery little bites of coconut bliss ~ perfect for the holidays, or any day! These are a variation on my mom’s traditional Melting Moments.  I thought it would be fun to give them a…

The best chocolate chip cookie

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know,  everybody and their grandmother says they have the best chocolate chip recipe and it gets a little old after a while.  With nuts, without nuts, thick, thin, chewy crispy, blah blah blah…  But there are a lot…

chocolate dipped espresso shortbread

Turkish Coffee Shortbread Cookies

Turkish Coffee Shortbread Cookies are buttery and delicious with a striking flavor combination of strong coffee and warm cardamom ~ these are cookies to linger over! There are going to be lots and lots of cookies floating around the…

Pistachio Shortbread 1

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies ~ a classic buttery shortbread slice and bake cookie loaded with fresh pistachios! I’m taking advantage of the surplus of nuts in the stores during the holidays to make lots of these buttery pistachio shortbread cookies…

Gingerbread Shortbread Sliced

Gingerbread Shortbread with a Nutmeg Glaze

Flavors have seasons just like vegetables and fruits do.  I’m slowly working through my gingerbread obsession this month.  I’ll have to put it  aside come the New Year, but that’s ok with me.  I get how it works, and…

The Top Ten Holiday Cookies

The Top Ten Holidays Cookies ~ these are classic, easy cookies to help you sail through the holiday baking season with ease! I know you can finds hundreds…thousands…of cookie recipes on Pinterest, but come on, when was the last…

Pecan Pie Shortbread

I’m in love with this recipe — Part cookie, part pie, Pecan Pie Shortbread is a fun twist on tradition.  It looks just like a classic pie, but underneath the crunchy pecans there’s a thick layer of  buttery vanilla…

Deepest Chocolate Espresso Chip Cookies

Deepest Chocolate Espresso Chip Cookies are for serious chocolate and coffee lovers ~ count me in! Right from the start this cookie’s pitch black dough lets you know you’re in for something as chocolatey as it gets.  It’s velvety…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Shortbread

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Shortbread ~ Is it possible that there are still some of you out there who haven’t discovered the joy of pumpkin with chocolate?  If so, here’s your chance to get with it. If you follow this…

Minimal Monday: Fresh Cranberry Bars

When I spotted the first stack of fresh cranberries in my supermarket the other day I lunged at them.  Even though cranberry production still exceeds demand in this country, you never know when people are going to wake up…

Jack Daniel’s Peach Pie Bars

Jack Daniel’s Peach Pie Bars ~ as if you needed another excuse to love summer, these buttery peach shortbread crumble bars laced with whiskey will seal the deal! I’m going to say something a little bit controversial now, so…

Apricot Frangipane Crumble Bars

Sometimes it makes my head spin how fast the seasons come and go.  It’s already apricot season again, if you can believe it.  I can’t complain, though, because they’re my favorite fruit for baking.  They have a firm texture,…

Orange Blossom Shortbread

Orange Blossom Shortbread harnesses one of the world’s great scents in an easy, buttery shortbread cookie. They say in the days before urban sprawl when the Los Angeles valley was covered with orange groves, that the scent in the…

DIY Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies

These DIY Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies are just as delicious as the originals…no green uniform required! Yes, it is possible to be too virtuous.  Here’s how it all went down— I didn’t intend to, but I bought a few…

Clementine Cream Tarts

Clementine Cream Tarts are a wonderfully light, citrussy dessert with a buttery walnut shortbread crust. This is an interesting recipe.  It’s basically a citrus curd that gets whipped up in a blender or food processor until it becomes an…

Vanilla Bean Shortbread Tea Cookies

Vanilla Bean Shortbread Tea Cookies are a simple, buttery, and utterly delicious cookie perfect for any occasion. If you’re looking for a soft spoken, elegant cookie to pair with coffee or tea, look no further. These demure cookies speak…

Milk Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies

These Milk Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies are a to-die-for combination of peanut butter, chocolate chips, and shortbread!  Shortbread is Scottish in origin, and in its classic form it’s a super simple dough made by rubbing butter and…

Almond Poppy Seed Butter Cookies

Here’s another cookie to file away for holiday gift baking, they’ll balance out the lineup with a sophisticated crunch.  Or just make them for yourself to stash away and have with tea. They aren’t shy with the almond flavor…

Cappuccino Melting Moments

Cappuccino Melting Moments

Little bite sized cookies like these Cappuccino Melting Moments are ideal for serving after a big meal.  I’m one of those people who can’t do caffeine after noon, so these cookies give me a little taste of coffee without…

Deep Chocolate Kahlua Bites

Deep Chocolate Kahlua Bites ~ The word cookie hardly does these little bits of heaven justice.  They’re little mounds of melt in your mouth chocolate shortbread topped with a deep chocolate Kahlua buttercream, and they’re a snap to make,…

slice and bake chocolate walnut shortbread cookies

Chocolate Walnut Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Walnut Shortbread Cookies ~ if a cookie and a brownie had a baby they might come up with a delicious buttery cookie like this! Chocolate and walnuts were made for each other.  These slice and bake cookies are…

Espresso Chip Shortbread Cookies

Espresso Chip Shortbread Cookies are sophisticated cookies for the adults in the room ~ You know how I feel about coffee. And I’m pretty sure I’ve made it clear how I feel about chocolate.  And since it’s getting to…

Rosemary Pine Nut Shortbread Crackers

You don’t have to be on vacation to get away from it all… just chill a good dry wine, thinly slice some aged cheddar cheese, lay out colorful cocktail napkins… and make up a batch of these savory shortbreads. …

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies ~ these buttery slice and bake chocolate shortbread cookies studded with peanut butter chips might just become your new bff! These cookies are a twist on my ever popular Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip…

White Chocolate Chip Pecan Shortbread Cookies

This easy White Chocolate Chip Pecan Shortbread Cookie recipe makes the perfect delicate, light shortbread cookies.  The slice and bake dough freezes well, too, so you can bake them up whenever the urge strikes! I just chalk it up…

Blackberry Pecan Crumble Squares

This one’s for the road— it’s the last thing I’ll cook in this lovely kitchen that looks out over an ever changing marsh landscape and always seems to be drenched in light.  I’m stretching it a little as it…

Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies are a classic chunky chocolate chip cookie with a hint of caffeine, just to make sure you’re paying attention! I have an excuse for tempting you with these indulgent cookies…I have a drawer-full of chocolate…

Almond Joy Bars

Almond Joy Bars ~ These taste just like the candy bar only better.  The thick bittersweet chocolate layer is insanely good and the coconut shortbread crust takes the edge off the sweetness. You probably have all the ingredients lying…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies are an easy to make slice and bake cookie recipe with a melt in your mouth texture, a light peanut butter flavor, and plenty of chocolate chips! The all time most popular post…

Meyer Lemon and Dark Chocolate Shortbread

Meyer Lemon and Dark Chocolate Shortbread ~ it seems to me that while all of us have our favorite flavors, it’s when different tastes combine that they really become the stuff of obsession.  Like silky dark chocolate and tangy…

Easy Melting Moments Cookie Recipe

Melting Moments

Melting Moments are a classic, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookie.  The vintage recipe has been passed down in my family for generations and we simply can’t get through the holidays without them! There are no curtains on our bedroom window that…

Espresso Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

Espresso Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies are a basic shortbread recipe made with strong espresso and ground hazelnuts for a refined flavor. The coffee and hazelnut flavors strike a beautiful balance in these slice and bake shortbread cookies.  I had planned…

Double Dark Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

If you love chocolate, you’re going to flip for these easy Double Dark Chocolate Shortbread Cookies — chocolate just doesn’t get any deeper or richer… Now that I’ve got most of my cookie gift boxes in the mail, it’s…

Roasted Pistachio Shortbread

Continuing in what has become a popular series, I’m making more savory shortbread crackers that pair beautifully with a glass of wine.  This time they are heavily studded with roasted pistachios and topped with a sprinkle of sea salt. …

Maida Heatter’s Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Maida Heatter’s Chocolate Shortbread Cookies are simple slice and bake shortbread cookies that pack a rich chocolatey punch! Maida Heatter is the consummate expert on cookies, so these classic Chocolate Shortbread Cookies will be fun to try.  I consider…

Manchego and Marcona Almond Shortbread Crackers

My Asiago Lemon Thyme Shortbread was a big hit around here, and, as promised, I have experimented with other versions of this great go-with-a-glass-of-wine cracker. Today I made it with lots of buttery Manchego cheese and Marcona almonds, with…

Asiago Lemon Thyme Shortbread

Asiago Lemon Thyme Shortbread is a buttery, savory shortbread cracker perfect for the cocktail hour! Shortbread is such an elemental food; the rubbing together of flour and butter and sugar produces the most satisfying crumbly buttery texture when it’s…