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…
Love how they look as little round cookies!
Glad you liked it, I am not a huge fan of jam filled cakes and biscuits.
Great little rounds you make. Such a clever idea, since mine was too tender to cut well. Glad you´re back baking!
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!
Yours look adorable! I’m glad I made a full recipe because I froze some for later.
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! 🙂
Oh, I like the little round cookie version you make. Yum 🙂
Thanks for baking along this month.
Very cute. I made the whole recipe and frankly, could have done just as well with half. It’s very rich.
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.
I love your ingenuity…great idea to make the shortbread in rounds! They look beautiful!
Individual cookies are a great idea. These tasted great! Great recipe.
i like the individual portions. hope you are getting out of the dark days, and glad to see you’re back in the kitchen.
Mango butter?? I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for that next time I’m at Trader Joe’s. Yum 🙂
I also loved the cookie format of the dough 🙂 Mango butter sounds insane!
Love your shortbread rounds. And mmm, mango butter sounds really good.
you made cookies! cute! mango butter sounds lovely! 🙂
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.
I made half of it, your little pieces look beautiful!!!
Cute! Smart to only make a small portion of this recipe, its deadly addicting.
Your round version is cute! Mango butter sounds fantastic – I’ll have to look for that next time I’m at T Joe’s.
I do like your round cookies – they look great!
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.
Looks great! Like the round shape.
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.
What a clever idea! I love anything mango…
Your round version is beautiful! I just ate one fresh out of the freezer…even good frozen 🙂
I need to make these, I don’t know what my deal is. I missed it- I thought it was next week!
Cute presentation – I love the idea of using mango butter for these, too.
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these cookies are heart warming thanks