Turtle Stuffed Shortbread

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I know I’ve already shared these – kind of – but I think they’re worth delving into a little deeper. Because when you think of it, they really are the most perfect Christmas cookie. And they require no icing or sprinkles – all the decorating is on the inside.

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My friend (ironically, a decorator) Karl came up with the idea to wrap shortbread dough around Turtles and bake them – it was his (unintentional) gift to me; a perfect Christmas package. I’ve since schemed what else could be wrapped in shortbread dough and baked – anything you might find in your stocking, really. But wrapping something else means you’re not wrapping Turtles, which would be a shame. They truly are little bundles of comfort and joy.

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And who doesn’t love a surprise inside?

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Turtle Stuffed Shortbread

1 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
1 box Turtles (a dozen or two-better to have extras)

Preheat the oven to 325F.

In a medium bowl, beat the butter with the icing sugar and vanilla. Stir in the flour, cornstarch and salt. Wrap dough around Turtles, and bake for 20 minutes, until pale golden around the edges.

Makes 1-1 1/2 dozen stuffed shortbreads.

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December 17 2014 | cookies & squares | 5 Comments »

Turtle Shortbread

For those asking… here’s the Turtle stuffed shortbread via Instagram until I have time to post it properly!

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December 14 2014 | leftovers | 5 Comments »

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