Shortbread cookies are buttery and melt in your mouth when you bite into them. You can add extracts, zest, chocolate, toffee, or nuts to flavor shortbread cookies into your own custom cookies.
Here a few of our favorite shortbread cookies flavors to try out.
Lemon Shortbread Cookies
Lemon shortbread cookies have a tart, citrusy flavor.
Lemon shortbread cookies are made by adding lemon zest and vanilla extract to shortbread cookie dough.
An optional addition is to add lemon extract, but you don’t need to add this to have a pungent lemon flavor to your lemon shortbread cookies.
These sharp lemon shortbread cookies are topped with a plain icing.
The icing adds a bit of sweetness to the tart cookies.
A little bit of lemon zest is sprinkled on top of the icing for a beautiful look to the lemon shortbread cookies.
Almond Shortbread Cookies
Almond shortbread cookies have a lovely nutty flavor to them.
Almond shortbread cookies are made by using almond extract to flavor the shortbread cookies.
To decorate the tops of the cookies you can add a couple of sliced almonds to the top of the cookies prior to them cooling out of the oven.
Otherwise they look like the same flavor as plain shortbread cookies.
Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Lavender shortbread cookies have a hint of an earthy lavender flavor.
Lavender cookies are a unique flavor that are more of a specialty cookie.
Lavender shortbread cookies are made by using a mortar and pestle to grind up culinary lavender into a powder.
By grinding up the lavender, this creates the aroma of lavender to be infused into the shortbread cookies
Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies
Chocolate orange shortbread cookies are made by adding orange zest to the shortbread cookie dough.
Orange is a flavor that entices your senses, and when paired with chocolate it’s an absolutely divine shortbread cookie flavor.
The orange shortbread cookies are half dipped into melted semi-sweet chocolate.
Chocolate orange shortbread cookies have a rich flavor that you’ll love!
Mint Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
Mint chocolate chip shortbread cookies are full of minty flavor, with a hint of chocolate chips throughout the shortbread cookies.
Mint flavor is added by chopping up fresh mint leaves and adding them into the butter when it’s creaming with the sugar.
By chopping up the mint leaves, the flavor will release from the leaves and infuse the butter with the incredible mint flavor for your shortbread cookies.
Chocolate chips are added to the dough for the perfect combination of chocolate and mint in a shortbread cookie.
Another option would be to dip the shortbread cookies halfway into melted semi-sweet chocolate for a beautiful look to the cookies.
Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies
Cranberry orange shortbread cookies are packed with a few different flavors to give them a unique flavor.
Cranberry orange shortbread cookies are flavored with almond extract, and orange zest. You can also add a little bit of orange juice for more of an orange flavor, but it’s not necessarily needed.
The orange zest will give a hint of orange flavor to your shortbread cookies.
Dried cranberries are added to the shortbread dough for a chewy texture and holiday flavor to your shortbread cookies.
To give these cookies a sweet finish, they are dusted with a bit of granulated sugar.
Coconut Shortbread Cookies
Coconut shortbread cookies have a hint of coconut flavor to them, so it’s not too overwhelming.
Coconut shortbread cookies are made by adding coconut extract and toasted shredded coconut to shortbread dough.
By toasting the shredded coconut it enhances the flavor of the coconut which adds more flavor to the cookies.
To decorate your shortbread cookies you can add a couple of pieces of shredded coconut to the tops of the shortbread cookies before they begin to cool.
Toffee Pecan Shortbread Cookies
Toffee pecan shortbread cookies have a caramel, chocolate and nutty flavor to them.
Toffee pecan shortbread cookies are made by adding toffee bits and chopped pecans to shortbread dough.
Once the cookies have finished baking and are cooled, they are half dipped into semi-sweet chocolate and sprinkles with a few more toffee bits and pecans.
The shortbread cookies have a unique texture and flavor to them that will be sure to impress your taste buds!