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WEEKEND BAKING: Just in time for the weekend, 10 shortbread recipes to get the Christmas baking season started

Classic Shortbread

Buttery, flaky shortbread is one of the best holiday cookies around. And there are so many different flavours you can try, you can really suit shortbread to your tastes. Here are ten of our favourites from our sister sites foundation and Canadian Family.

foundationThis is the classic shortbread recipe, and is the perfect jumping off point for many of the variations below. foundation

foundationThe additions of lemon and thyme to the Classic Shortbread recipe make this shortbread cookie an office favourite.

foundationUsing the Classic Shortbread recipe and crushed candy canes, these cookies are Christmas ready in no time.

foundationSavory and sweet flavours unite in this shortbread cookie created from the Classic Shortbread cookie recipe.

foundationThis sweet and crunchy recipe is sure to become a favourite.

Lovely and lemony. This cookie is topped with lavender for a unique taste and crunch. We also love its sugary sparkle.

Lemon Tart Shortbread
This Lemon Tart shortbread is a blend of sweet and sour and will be appreciated by fans of all things lemon and lime. The addition of toasted almonds adds to this cookie’s flavour.

Bacon, Chive and Maple Syrup Shortbread
Trust us, bacon in shortbread is good. Really, really, good.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Shortbread Bars
The recipe calls for blueberry jam, but you could use grape jelly or strawberry jam. You can also leave the peanut butter out if it is being served to someone with a peanut allergy.

Short-Order Shortbread
This is the simplest and quickest shortbread recipe that we’ve ever come across. Plus, it’s delicious.