These Fruitcake Shortbread Squares are like little bites of fruitcake but without all the work! Top them off with a delicious and rich rum glaze.
Welcome back to day 3 of my Christmas Cookie Week! Over the last couple of days I have shared 2 delicious Christmas cookie recipes that you can make this holiday season. And I will be sharing 2 more before the week is over. All recipes are simple, use straightforward ingredients and can be frozen to enjoy later. Just what you need during this busy time of year!
So far I have made Christmas Oat Drops and The Most Chocolatey Hot Chocolate Cookie, and today I’m sharing the recipe for these Fruitcake Shortbread Squares. I call them squares because of the way they are baked, but really, they’re cookies.
These squares taste just like fruitcake, especially with the rum glaze. But they’re much, much easier to make! So if you’re a fruitcake lover like I am, you’re sure to love these little bites of deliciousness.
I find it easiest to bake this shortbread recipe in a pan, then cut it up into bite sized pieces. Really, it’s just a different way of baking cookies, and a little easier since you bake the whole batch at once. But I also like this baking method for this particular recipe because these squares are so rich, they need to be cut into small pieces. It’s also the easiest way to add the rum glaze, you just spread it over the top of the baked cookie, and let it soak in all over the square.
The result is a rich and buttery shortbread filled with flavourful chopped glazed fruit and topped with a rum glaze. The combination makes for a delicious little bite of fruitcake. So festive and so good.Print
Recipe adapted from Chatelaine Magazine
More delicious cookies from my Christmas Cookie week!