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The Stumptown Shorty From 'Ovenly'

Sure, most shortbread seems the same on the surface. But break one of these babies apart and you'll see glassy hunks of burnt sugar, and a speckling that comes from finely ground espresso. To further the freshly-roasted flavor, this recipe from Ovenly calls for two tablespoons of cold-brew coffee as well. More

Cardamom and Ginger Shortbread

Sometimes, A Lighter Way to Bake doesn't mean cutting corners on everything. Rather than compromising the flavor of a good shortbread, a full stick of butter is used in this recipe. Sugar is what's skimped on here, but the modest amount included is all that's needed to set off the bold flavors of cardamom and ginger. More

Lime Bars

The crumbly shortbread base of these bars contrasts well with its tart lime filling; they're dense enough to be satisfying during the winter, but with enough tang to serve as a reminder that warmer days are ahead. A handful of toasted dried coconut sprinkled on top ties it all together. More

Aniseed Shortbread

Aniseed is a flavor hallmark of Italian cooking. Though its taste can be divisive, an excellent way to win over fans would be to present them with a slice of Nigellissima's golden, crumbling, buttery, lightly-sweet aniseed shortbread. More

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