Candy Cane Shortbread became an instant classic way back when I first started experimenting with baking after moving out on my own. The first year I remember making them was 1997. Yikes!
I can't recall where I got the recipe I originally used, but I now follow this Icebox Shortbread recipe. I replace the vanilla with peppermint extract and top each cookie, before baking, with about half a teaspoon of crushed candy canes. They are perfect. Minty and buttery, crispy and crumbly.
|Preparing for tea and cookies with a friend.|
My new (to me) tea pot!
|Just add tea.|