Finally, a cold day in Florida! And when I say cold I mean 50 degrees... So you northerners are probably laughing at me ;) Last night we did a little grilling outside and set up the fire pit to roast marshmallows. With Christmas music playing I kept thinking about Christmas cookies and after some poking around online I decided on shortbread with strawberry filling because it would look and taste so festive. These cookies turned out so tasty and sweet and would be perfect with a cup of coffee or even hot chocolate if you have a major sweet tooth! So buttery and delightful for a cold winter day <3
The almond extract I used in the dough really did it for me. It reminded me of marzipan. If you have never had it and like almond, try it! Very rich, very sweet, very Christmasy. For the filling I grabbed this strawberry preserves from Bonne Maman. They have many different flavors. I would definitely try raspberry, blackberry or even fig next!
For this cookie, you need to make sure you have some time to spare, What takes the longest with this recipe is waiting for the dough to cool in the fridge. Your dough needs to be very cold and that can mean a couple of hours in the fridge. Lets Bake!
Total Time: 3 hours (most of this time is for cooling the dough)
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