The Sweetest Season 2017 & Mint Chocolate-Dipped Shortbreads

mint chocolate-dipped shortbreads

If you like holiday sweets and treats and supporting a good cause, then today’s post is for you!

It’s always fun to do blogger sweepstakes and virtual recipe exchanges, and this one is no different. For The Sweetest Season 2017, dozens of bloggers are sharing brand new, holiday-inspired cookie recipes and encouraging donations to the Cookies for Kids’ charity.

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If you’ve been a think fruitful reader for a bit, then you know that I love a good shortbread. They’re buttery, not too sweet and can be jazzed up easily with a special extract or topping.

And today’s recipe takes that to whole new, holiday festive level.

mint chocolate-dipped shortbreads

Meet the Mint Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread cookie. It’s your cup of coffee or tea’s best friend. It’s sure to wow holiday guests. It’s the perfect thing for your holiday cookie exchange. And it’s quick to make with low ingredients.

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Lemon Thyme Shortbread

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I can’t believe that I forgot about shortbread for the last few years.

How could I keep baking cookies and sweets and forget about one of the easiest and tastiest treats? How could I forget about this beloved British baked good while watching seasons of Father Brown? (Btw: It’s amazing!) How could I have not posted a new shortbread recipe since 2012?

lemon thyme shortbread

Well, while I figure out the answer to those questions, you can start gathering the ingredients for these incredible Lemon Thyme Shortbreads!

They’re not too sweet, full of zesty lemon and herbal thyme with a perfect balance.

P.S. If you live in Raleigh and need some free thyme, then come on by. I’ve got plenty to share. These shortbreads just wouldn’t be as scrumptious without our herbal Ingredient of the Month.

lemon thyme shortbread

This might be just the treat that you need this wet and rainy week or Memorial Day weekend.

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Christmas Sweets

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So, I have to be honest with you readers.

I had every intention of doing another round of “Goodies to Gift” like I did last year (which I just realized was a 5-day series)…and then life got crazy like it usually does.

In between four different airport-involved trips (to Arkansas and Wisconsin respectively) in the past month, a lack of light in the evenings which makes it super hard for me to get a good picture of anything, and the fact that I haven’t been cooking as much because of aforementioned┬átravel, it just didn’t happen. I even had it on my blog calendar…and yet.

This year, it was sadly an “Ain’t nobody got time for that” situation.

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