12 Days of Holiday Sweets: Shortbread Cookies

Swedish Shortbread

In Sweden, these shortbread cookies are traditionally cut into star shapes and garnished with pearl sugar, which can be found at specialty baking stores and online sources. See the Swedish Shortbread RecipeTodd Coleman

Our writer Rebekah Peppler recently expounded on her love for copper cookie cutters, and we can't help but agree: we're always on the look-out for shapes of all kinds, whether we're in antique shops or modern kitchen stores. Of course, no matter what shape a cookie is, we're also just as concerned about how tasty they are. Not only are these shortbread cookies as buttery as can be, but the cookie dough is the right consistency to be cut into any shape you want. This recipe is a surefire reason to break out your cookie cutters this season. —The Editors