Just when you thought the holidays were over, along comes National Shortbread Day to help you break those newly minted resolutions. Yes, January 6 is dedicated to the noble shortbread, a buttery, sweet biscuit notable for its crumbly texture and deliciously high fat content.
Amy Young Goetz is a Twin Cities-based baker and founder of Bramblewood Treats, which features shortbread cookies, cream scones, and hand-rolled caramels based on her great-grandmother's traditional Scottish recipes. The shortbread cookies are available in such flavors as classic butter, lavender ginger, lemon zest, orange chocolate chip, and espresso chocolate chip.
The cookies, scones, and caramels are available at several shops throughout the Twin Cities, including Surdyk's, Cooks of Crocus Hill, Kowalski's Markets, Local D'Lish, Golden Fig Fine Foods, and Fresh Seasons in Minnetonka. Visit the Bramblewood Cottage Facebook page for photos of their products, or their website to view complete listings of the many flavors and varieties of treats they create as well as the locations that sell them. We can't think of a better way to celebrate this important national holiday than with a box of classic butter shortbread cookies made right here in the Twin Cities. Merry National Shortbread Day, one and all!