FOOD 101: Butter Cookies, Sugar Cookies, Shortbread ~ The Difference

July 9th is National Sugar Cookie Day. Don’t all cookies have sugar? Yes. But look at three basic cookies types. All are made with sugar (or sugar substitute), plus fat (butter, margarine, oil) and flour, and there are distinct differences. It’s the ratio of ingredients and the preparation instructions that determine the cookie’s texture (chewy,…
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HALLOWEEN: Ghost Cookies

What’s QVC’s David Venable making for Halloween? These ghost shortbread cookies, iced with white chocolate! He shared the recipe with us: If you need ghost cookie cutters, here’s a “ghost family” (four sizes, for mom, dad and kids) If you prefer, you can make gingerbread ghosts. Here’s a gluten-free gingerbread cookie recipe.   RECIPE: GHOST…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Mother’s Day Gifts

Looking for something special for Mother’s Day? Of the products we’ve tried recently, here’s what we’re selected for our mother, aunt and other special moms: Georgie’s English Scones. The scones arrive frozen, along with delicious lemon curd. You can also send ready-to-bake shortbread in the hard-to-find, festive petticoat tails (triangle) shape. Kimberley Artisan Vinegars. Handcrafted…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: A Luscious Butter Shortbread Gift

Who doesn’t like rich butter shortbread? Photo courtesy Biscottea.   Enjoy your tea, coffee, cappuccino or espresso with the perfect shortbread cookie. With free shipping included! The makers of Biscottea and Biscoffee have enhanced a classic Scottish shortbread recipe by adding organic tea or coffee to the fragrant butter cookies. (The coffee beans are also…
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FATHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA: Baseball Shortbread

A Fenway Park tin filled with yummybaseball shortbread. Photo courtesyCooperstown Cookie Co.   If Dad/Grandpa/Hubby likes baseball and a good shortbread cookie, there’s no better gift than the “baseball shortbread” from Cooperstown Cookie Company, located in baseball capital of Cooperstown, New York. The rich, traditional shortbread cookies are handmade in the regulation size and shape…
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