Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve procrastinated about Christmas shopping until the last minute. This year, all of my friends are getting baked goods. Not only do homemade gifts have a personal touch, but they’re perfect for a budget conscious starving artist like myself. So, from now until Christmas, all of my posts will be dedicated to homemade sugary treats that make great gifts.
Why did it take me 30 years to discover shortbread? I mean, I’ve had shortbread before, but I’ve never truly appreciated its greatness until I made these cookies. They’re crispy on the outside, but melt in your mouth once you bite into them, and they’re light enough that you can eat 5 without even thinking about it. And the addition of chocolate is never a bad thing. With Christmas just around the corner, I plan to bring these to every gathering and cookie exchange.