These delicious Jewish Shortbread Cookies are perfect for the holiday season! They’re soft, nutty, sweet and cinnamon-y.
With the holiday season upon us, and Christmas right around the corner it’s time to bake and fill those cookie jars! If you’re looking for a rich and flavourful cookie recipe to try, these Jewish Shortbread are delicious. So let’s get baking together. I bet you’ve got all the ingredients in your pantry right now…grab an apron, preheat your oven, let’s go!
A family favourite cookie recipe.
Jewish Shortbread Cookies are one of my most favourite cookies ever…they’ve appeared on many cookie trays over the years…my Grandma made the best ones! These cookies are rich, nutty and sweet. You just can’t go wrong with sugar, cinnamon and ground pecans (or walnuts), especially during the holidays.
Jewish Shortbread Recipe Notes:
- These cookies are a little delicate. Like all shortbread cookies, these are a little delicate, so take care when coating them in sugar, and when storing them.
- Nuts: You can use either ground pecans or ground walnuts. I have used both, and both are equally delicious.
- Making ground nuts: To make ground nuts I use a small hand food processor…you just need to pulse them a few times to get them to the consistency of coarse sand. Just make sure not to over-pulse or you’ll end up with nut butter. You can also buy pre-ground nuts.
- Butter: Use only butter, not margarine. Salted or unsalted works.
- Cinnamon Sugar Mix: Make sure to coat the cookies in this cinnamon sugar mixture when they are warm, so it sticks to the cookie. When they’re cool, the mixture won’t stick.
- Freezing: These cookies can be frozen. Keep them in an airtight container in the freezer for 3 months.
- This recipe is adapted from the Best of Bridge.
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Have a delicious day!
Note: This recipe was originally posted in December 2011. I have since updated this post with new images. Same great recipe, just better pics! Enjoy.