These were made yesterday for our early Easter dinner. I wanted something different for dessert and shortbread cookies were a great choice. Great flavors that went so well with after dinner coffee. They have a perfect melt in your mouth texture. I did need to make one concession to DH, I used ground nuts so they wouldn't be chunks (which he hates). All of the flavor was still there and everyone loved them. The entire lot vanished before bedtime between the 3 guys. I'd call that a success :D
These shortbread cookies were very flavorful -- I liked the addition of the lemon zest and the generous portion of nuts and cranberries. Nice change of pace from regular cookies and great with tea or coffee. The only thing you need to remember is that whatever shape you choose to roll these cookies into (rectangle or round) before refrigerating them, they will remain in that shape even while cooking as they do not spread out like normal cookies do during the cooking process. Watch carefully; however, my cookies cooked the full amount of time and came out perfectly -- they will be somewhat crumbly. Don't worry if you drop some crumbs, your pet will be more than happy to assist in the clean up. Made for ZWT-8-Family Picks.