About ShortbreadSwee-T’s


Nostalgia! Old school shortbread with a twist!  Making people happy, one shortbread cookie at a time.

I ‘m a mother, a secretary, a poet, a blogger, a shortbread cookie fanatic, and a cancer survivor.  My roots stem from the south, but living in Los Angeles most of my life has exposed me to many cultures, flavors, traditions, and lifestyles.

I grew up with a mother who was an exceptional cook, and I can’t help flashing back on childhood memories of my mom cooking and baking and creating great recipes (and she’s still at it).   For as long as I can remember baking has always felt natural to me, but I never tried my hand at shortbread until now. I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

While being off of work for 6 weeks I found myself taking daily trips to the store just to buy sweets (Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies, cake, pie, etc.) because healing through eating is what I do (but that’s a different story).  Then one day it hit me, and I decided to revamp a home-made recipe for shortbread cookies, and to my surprise, it was a huge success.  Now, shortbread has become my specialty, and I’ve been baking like a cookie banshee (wee hours of the morning, middle of the night, etc.) ever since.  It’s amazing how those 6 weeks altered my life.

Shortbread cookies are all I think about these days. I think it even replaced my need to write (SweetPoet65’s Memoirs), and for those of you who know me well, you know that’s saying a lot!  I spend a lot of time thinking about new creations and new flavors for my cookies**, and my son helps out by pitching his ideas and taste testing.  My job is to make it happen.

ShortbreadSwee-T’s was created, first, out of desire and, then, out of demand, and I’m loving every minute of it.  I love preparing and presenting my cookies, but most of all I love watching others enjoy them.

I still love “Lorna Doone” cookies, but ShortbreadSwee-T’s are my new favorite sweet treats, and after many trials and errors, I’ve come up with a gourmet shortbread that is richer and softer than the cookies I grew up admiring.

This is a venture from the heart, and ShortbreadSwee-T’s are home-made cookies and sweet treats that are handmade with Love.

Peace & Blessings

(time & time again)

I’ve been blessed
Time and time again
Every breath, every step
A gift from the Almighty
Finding complete peace and joy
In even the gloomiest of days

I’ve been blessed
Time and time again
Through chaotic moments
Finding difficult lessons
Transforming as I grow
Into whom I would like to become

I’ve been blessed
Time and time again
In the good times
And the bad times
And the times that almost were
Appreciating all of God’s goodness and mercy

I’ve been blessed
Time and time again
Deserving nothing
Obtaining so much
Accepting Jehovah’s gifts
Acknowledging His grace

I’ve been blessed
Time and time again

Peace & Blessings

© 2012 M.Tonnette

SweetPoet65’s Memoirs (Memoirs From A Poetess) www.SweetPoet65.wordpress.com

** I’m always looking for new ideas, so if you have flavors and/or ideas to pitch my way, shoot me an email:


6 comments on “About ShortbreadSwee-T’s

  1. I am a calorie counting, exercising nut. There are three things I’ll break my diet for. In-n-Out Burgers, Japanese ramen, and these cookies. They are FABULOUS! I’m SOOOOO glad that my life has led me to a place where I could discover these cookies. THANK YOU!


  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Its given me a chance to to have a look at yours. Don’t be surprised if I pounce anytime you put a recipe up! I am a fan. Happy blogging fellow survivor!


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