Once upon a time there were two shortbreads. Both were very delicious but each claimed to be the MOST tasty and demanded a judge to taste them both and decide who was indeed the best tasting cookie. So the judge tasted one flavor and then the other…but could not make up her mind…so she tasted both again and then again. Then she called in her family and friends to taste the decadent cookies and help her make her decision! FINALLY she realized that she loved both shortbreads equally and turned to give them her results, but alas…the plates were empty as both batches of shortbread had been eaten up!
So I had never made a shortbread cookie until today…and today I made 2 delicious varieties! I have been craving baking and was wanting to make something new and unique and thought I would try this out! I made 2 separate half batches of shortbread cookies, one was a chocolate chip shortbread cookie, and the other was an orange, cardamom chocolate chip shortbread cookie! Both were VERY easy to make and really really yummy! I think dipping both of them in chocolate also helped to improve the fabulous flavor! The Orange Cardamom variety would be especially fun for the Thanksgiving and Christmas as it has a spicy and warm flavor…and basically tastes like the Holidays!