All Butter Scottish Shortbread
These cookies are a staple in our house! When we were still living in Scotland before Mr Fab Food’s papers came through for him to live in Canada, one of our favourite biscuits was a house brand from Tesco (a grocery store chain found all over the UK) – Tesco’s Finest Chocolate Chip shortbread. We can’t get them here in Canada, they’re hard to ship and have arrive intact and we don’t get over there/have family come here more than once every few years. So, creating our own version was a must! It’s taken me years to perfect them to be “the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth” according to one friend and “what I imagine Heaven tastes like” according to another. And this year, so good that folks were placing orders for delivery and pick-up so they could have them at their own home for the holidays!
The basic recipe is from one of my most treasured cookbooks – Maw Broon’s Cookbook – from my Scottish besties the year I lived there and met Mr Fab Food. Over the years I have played with the recipe to get the most perfect texture and sweetness so that the cookies melt in your mouth, aren’t too sweet and are definitely “moreish” as the Scottish would say. The ingredients couldn’t be any simpler, but my notes in the bottom give a few tips to make them the most requested cookie at your house too!