Anyone else NOW starting to feel in total shock that Christmas is so close? I’ve been known to stress out a bit as I work to get all the things done I’d like during the holidays, which usually involves lots of baking, but decided this year, I’m just not going to worry. It is what it is, whatever will be, will be. That said, there is lots to do! ;) Like make more cookies! So here’s to week 11 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats—Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries.
I found this recipe in the December issue of Taste of Home. It was submitted by Abigail Bostwick of Tomahawk, Wisconsin. She said the recipe can also be made with orange zest and dried cranberries. I’m sure they would be good, but I love the lime and cherries combo.
These are a simple shortbread with lime zest added and chopped dried cherries. After making the dough, it is formed in to two logs and chilled for a few hours. These slice and bake cookies are great. If you like shortbread and especially lime, you’ll really like these. The tart dried cherries I used are a lot darker than the ones used in the magazine photo, so the red would look better on a Christmas tray, but it doesn’t really matter—they’re just as good, I’m sure.
Though it’s kind of funny, Kevin walked in the room after I’d finished baking them and saw this---
“What’s up with the Dalmatian cookies?” ;)
I’m torn about leaving the recipe here. I didn’t change a thing so I’ll just have you go to the Taste of Home link above, which just takes you to the website home page. You need to sign up (free) to get their recipes. I’ve always enjoyed Taste of Home magazine because the recipes are all submitted from home bakers just like all of us and I don’t recall being disappointed.
Only one more week of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats blog hop, hosted by Brenda from Meal Planning Magic.