{twd} hungarian shortbread

Hungarian Shortbread? What the heck is Hungarian Shortbread? I had visions of a smoky, spicy version of the buttery, sandy cookie. As it turns out, this week’s Tuesday with Dorie recipe is a shortbread sandwich cookie filled with jam.

I made a quarter of the dough recipe and only used half of what I made. Once made, the dough is formed into balls and frozen. Then it’s grated directly into the pan (in my version I used round cookie cutters to bake the cookies), spread with jam (I didn’t attempt the rhubarb jam recipe instead used mango butter from Trader Joe’s as the filling), and then topped with more grated dough.

This created a light airy buttery cookie (or my case 4 cookies total) that was a winner here and enjoyed by all (okay, only Paul and I because there wasn’t enough cookies to share.)

You can find the recipe for Hungarian Shortbread in Dorie Greenspan’s Baking with Julia or with these week’s hosts:  Lynette of 1smallkitchen and Cher of The Not So Exciting Adventures of a Dabbler…

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30 thoughts on “{twd} hungarian shortbread

  1. I’m not sure if I’m in more awe of your self-discipline (only four?!) or your ingenuity at using the cookie cutters. :) Those look perfect!

  2. Yum! Little cookies look perfect! :) I had to hand mine out to neighbors because the batch was so huge! Glad you are bake to baking! :)

  3. What a great idea! I wanted to fourth the recipe as well, but didn’t know what I would bake it in, a bread pan? I didn’t think of cookies! Next time.

  4. Most of all I’m glad to see that you are up baking anything! You must be mending. I like your creative approach…the cookies in their cutters are a great idea… and the mango butter was a great idea…nice that you had ingredients on hand to do this one. Hopefully each day gets better and better. And, also hope you can work on your wedding and be totally healed before that special day.

  5. Love your round cookie take on this shortbread. Love your pics too. And while I’m at it, love TJs!! Now for one more… I’d love for you to visit my blog and see my hungarian shortbread ;). Take care.

  6. Those look so cute…I’m all about the cute in food these days and this blog is the place to be to check it all out…I don’t comment on them all, but I read them all! Cute, cute, cute. These were a big hit over here.

  7. Howdy would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using? I’m looking to start my own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking
    for something completely unique. P.S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

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