bloggers-cookie-exchange-graphicWelcome to the Bloggers Cookie Exchange tour, hosted by one of the most fabulous hostesses I know, Randi from Randi Garrett Design – I can’t tell you how fun it is to be joining a cookie exchange! I know many people do this with friends and I think it’s such a fun, creative way to enjoy holiday baking. I know I can’t wait to try all of the delish recipes that everyone will be sharing today on our tour. If you’re coming over from KellyNan, and you’re new to my blog, welcome, I hope you stay a while! If you’ve been here before, I always love it when you stop in :) Today I’ll be sharing one of the easiest recipes ever – and very dangerous, trust me! We can never get enough of these cookies in our home. My Chocolate Chip Shortbread Christmas Cookies are seriously to die for. My sister gave me this recipe years ago and I make them together with our kids every Christmas. My daughter especially LOVES baking and she’s my helper today. She actually did most of the baking by herself, she’s really good! She even loves to create her own recipes that are truly amazing – one day, I’ll even share her very own cookie recipe with you, you’d love them!

 Below is where all of the baking action takes place in our kitchen! We do most of our prep work right at the island, as well as to the right (my mixer is in that corner). I shared this shot recently in my Christmas home tour, which you can see more of right herekitchen-christmas-magnolia-wreath-garland5

You can pin this recipe to Pinterest to keep on hand – trust me, you’ll want to save this one!

PIN THIS RECIPE TO PINTEREST : chocolate-chip-shortbread-christmas-cookie-recipeThe best part of shortbread is how simple it is to make, well, apart from how delicious it is, obviously! These cookies are quite quick to make and are the perfect balance of salty and sweet, one of my favorite combos.
christmas-shortbread-cookie-recipeWhen you’re rolling the dough, make sure to work it quickly in your hands so it doesn’t get too the dough balls evenly apart on your cookie the bottom of a glass (dipped in flour) and gently press each dough ball. You want to avoid pressing too firmly, to keep the dough from sticking to the christmas-shortbread-cookie-recipe6 christmas-shortbread-cookie-recipe7 christmas-shortbread-cookie-recipe8After nine or ten minutes at 350 you’ll have perfect cookies! They get overdone quickly so be careful! I have a gas oven, which may cook faster than electric – you might want underbake the first tray, just to also whipped up some mini cupcakes and decorated them with the cutest little Christmas decorating kit I picked up.chirstmas-cupcakes-decoratedHow adorable are these guys?!chirstmas-cupcakes-decorated2The shortbread is light and crisp and buttery… so, so, sooooo good!christmas-shortbread-cookie-recipe11 christmas-shortbread-cookie-recipe10SHOP THIS POST :

Next stop on the tour is Karianne from Thistle Wood Farms – please be sure to hop over and see her delicious covered pretzel recipe! covered-pretzelsA very big thank you for stopping in to say hello! I really hope you try this shortbread recipe, you will thank me, I promise (or not, if you end up eating as many as I do haha). Below is the full list of bloggers on the tour and I know you’ll be bookmarking all of our blog post’s with these recipes for your Christmas baking repertoire! Thank you so much for taking the time to read with me today – wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!! xoxo

Randi – Randi Garrett Design

Annie – Zevy Joy

Jen – Decor Gold Designs

Kelley – Kelley Nan

Tamara – CitrineLiving

Karianne – Thistle Wood Farms

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  1. Jennifer - Decor Gold Designs
    December 22, 2016 at 11:13 AM (5 years ago)

    Your cookies look amazing Tam! Darling cupcakes too…so festive! I wish we all lived closer so we could have done this fun exchange in person, but for now, I am just incredibly grateful for your friendship through blogging. I wish you the merriest of Christmases!

  2. Annie
    December 24, 2016 at 1:56 AM (5 years ago)

    Tamara those cookies look so good! I love shortbread and will definitely be trying this recipe out next year too! Beautiful as always friend and Merry Christmas!! xo

  3. tamaraanka
    December 29, 2016 at 7:34 PM (5 years ago)

    Annie thank you so much my friend! I’m so happy to do this fun tour with you! Merry Christmas!!xoxo

  4. tamaraanka
    December 29, 2016 at 7:35 PM (5 years ago)

    Wouldn’t that be so much fun?! I feel the same about you, Jen, I couldn’t be more thankful and I’m so grateful for our friendship! Merry Christmas my dear friend! xo

  5. Joann Robinson
    January 4, 2017 at 12:51 PM (5 years ago)

    I made your chocolate chip shortbread cookies this Christmas and I loved them very easy and tasted so good.plan on making some today.

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