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20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts

My mom’s friend, Janie, used to send us over a plate of her shortbread cookies every Christmas. My mom always raved how amazing they were. I was a picky kid and at first thought the name sounded a bit weird. Bread cookies??? Then I took a bite and discovered what all the fuss was about. Shortbread cookies are THE best Christmas cookie, in my opinion. How can you not love the buttery, melt-in-your-mouth bites of sweetness?

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

In this post, I’m thinking beyond the cookie. I’ve rounded up 20 of the most mouthwatering shortbread desserts ever. Drool away!

1. Lemon Bar Raspberry Mousse Cake with Mint Sugar from Peas and Peonies

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

2. Lemon Coconut Thumbprint Cookies from Well Plated

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

3. Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies from Parent Pretty

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

4. Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars from Little Spice Jar

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

5. Almond Cream Cheese Shortbread Bars from Averie Cooks

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

6. Milk Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies from The View From Great Island

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

7. Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars from Cookies and Cups

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

8. Raspberry Streusel Bars from Sally’s Baking Addiction

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

9. Mini Shortbread Cookies from Seeded At The Table

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

10. Caramel Apple Shortbread Crumble Bars from The Kitchen McCabe

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

11. Classic Scottish Shortbread from Love Grows Wild

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

12. Butter Tart Squares from The Recipe Rebel

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

13. Blackberry Jam Shortbread Bars from Recipe Girl

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

14. Lemon Parfaits with Vanilla-Bean Cream from The Cozy Apron

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

15. Fruit Cheesecake Bars from Dessert Now, Dinner Later

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

16. Peaches and Cream Bars from Taste and Tell

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

17. Rhubarb Tart from Baking a Moment

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

18. Caramel Twix Cookies from Swanky Recipes

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

19. Raspberry Orange Shortbread Bars from Life Love and Sugar

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

20. Macadamia Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies from Crazy for Crust

20 Mouthwatering Shortbread Desserts - Shortbread desserts are the BEST! How can you not love all that buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness?

I almost can’t handle the deliciousness. I want them ALL! Which shortbread dessert is calling your name?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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