Cheddar and Rosemary Shortbread

Get ready to make and take these two shortbreads to family and friends this holiday season. Perfect to serve with drinks and more cheese!

  • Prep Time 2 hrs 10 min
  • Cook Time 20 min
  • Yields 84 cookies
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A small metal baking sheet with six shortbread cookies, placed on a white trivet on a wooden table

Bacon, Maple and Cheddar Shortbread

Get ready to make and take these two shortbreads to family and friends this holiday season. Perfect to serve with drinks and more cheese!

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 2 hours / 15 min
  • Yields: 84
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