I have a friend who is an old soul at heart, and he was born in the deep south, just like me. I state those facts just to say that if there is anyone who would know old-fashioned home cooking, it would be him, and he does not like shortbread cookies.
What I love most about shortbread is its simplicity (three main ingredients, delicate, flavorful, and not too sweet). What I have come across during my shortbread journey is that some people don’t think as highly of shortbread as I do. I think shortbread cookies are the best cookies ever (especially since they are so versatile), but my friend thinks there is no better cookie than a chocolate chip cookie, go figure. To quote him exactly, “Shortbread is the last cookie I would ever make, eat, or buy!” So when he asked me could I make chocolate chip cookies, my answer was, “I can make shortbread cookies with chocolate chips and a chocolate drizzle.” To that, he turned and walked away.
I can’t help but think that everyone should love shortbread just as much as I do, but that’s not the case. However, I have found moments of joy when grandmothers and mothers of my friends rave over the old school buttery shortbread flavor that I bring out in my cookies. That makes all the “nay sayers” opinions fade away, but one of my ultimate goals is to turn my chocolate chip cookie loving friend into a shortbread cookie fanatic, like me.
Peace & Blessings