From Left to Right: Chocolate Shortbread, Lemon Shortbread Cookies, Shortbread, Shortbread Hearts

January 6th is National Shortbread Day

Shortbread is a traditional Scottish biscuit usually made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three to four parts plain wheat flour. Other ingredients such as rice flour or cornflour are often added or part-substitute the flour to alter the texture. Modern recipes also often deviate from the original by splitting the sugar into equal parts granulated and icing sugar and many add a portion of salt. Unlike many other biscuits and baked goods, shortbread does not contain any leavening, such as baking powder or baking soda. Shortbread is widely associated with Christmas and Hogmanay festivities in Scotland, and some Scottish brands are exported around the world.

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What will you be celebrating? How will you do it?