Create With Mom: Contest, Two Giveaways and Recipe For Our Favourite Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Contest, Two Giveaways and Recipe For Our Favourite Shortbread Cookie Recipe

The holiday season is around the corner, and this is the time of the year when we get passionate about our baking, and sharing the goodies with our loved ones. 
Shortbread is one of our favourite cookies. I enjoy making my own and involving my kids when I do this. Having a box full of homemade shortbread cookies during the holidays is a must in our home, so we can serve it to those who visit, as well as take to friends and family. 
Sending a box full of home baked goodies with the little ones always makes their grandparents very happy. To celebrate the World Kindness Day on November 13th, we are planning on taking shortbread cookies to our friends. 
Here is the recipe so you can make some shortbread cookies at home...

11 tbsp butter
1/3 cup sugar plus sprinkling
1 cup flour
5 tbsp cornstarch

I used salted butter, but the choice is yours. Beat the sugar and butter for about 2 to 3 minutes until it is light and fluffy. Then sift the flour and cornstarch, and add it to the sugar mixture using your hands to make a dough.

Line a 7" springform removable bottom pan with parchment paper. Then place the dough mixture in the pan and press to fill the pan by making the top smooth and even. Score the wedges or squares using a sharp knife. Then prick all over the dough with a fork. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill for an hour.
Bake in a 325F preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes until it is golden and firm. After baking score the shortbread and sprinkle with reserved sugar. Cool completely and cut the pieces. 
This shortbread will stay well for about 5 day in an airtight container.

Contest:
Shortbread Bliss contest by Gay Lea is a national contest running across Canada (excluding Quebec) for the past 6 years. 

The contest runs from November 1 to December 31, 2013. To win we must like their Facebook page and can play everyday to accumulate ballots for more chances to win. The daily prizes include cookbooks and weekly prizes include KitchenAid mixers. The grand prize is a new Kitchen. There will be is a recipe advent calendar with delicious shortbread recipes on their Facebook. 

Giveaway #1:
ONE grand-prize winner will win a KitchenAid® Classic Series Stand Mixer. Please use the rafflecopter below to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway #2: 
One winner in Canada will get a Gay Lea “Our Table: Shared Meals” cookbook that is a compilation of popular breakfast, dessert and recipes for every eating occasion. It’s a great asset to have heading into the holiday season, whether it’s for yourself, or a gift to a love one. The giveaways end on November 22nd. 
You may enter similar giveaways hosted in other sites, but only win one. Entrants must be a resident of Canada, however those in Quebec are unfortunately unable to enter the giveaway. The prize will arrive in about 4-6 weeks after the closing date. 
Update: The winner is Lori
a Rafflecopter giveaway


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72 comments:

  1. I live in Ontario and my favourite cookies are chocolate chip! I LOVE to bake. I'm always trying new recipes :) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  2. my fav shortbread recipe has been passed down a couple of generations, but I haven't made it for at least a couple of years.
    jan

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  3. I have never made shortbread before so no favourite recipe.

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  4. I am in Ontario. I love to bake and my favourite cookie is choc chip!

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  5. I have a favourite recipe for shortbread thumbprints that I got off of allrecipes.ca!

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  6. I live in ON, and my favourite cookie is chocolate chip. I love baking!

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  7. I live in manitoba and my favorite cookies to make are sugar cookies

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  8. My favorite shortbread recipe is my mother in laws...it`s pretty similar to the one you posted except it calls for 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup butter. I will def. try this one out the next time I make them...they look yummy =)

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  9. MB, shortbread, and I love to bake! :)

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  10. Mmmm! Beautiful photos too! I love any kind of shortbread cookie! LOL!

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  11. I actually don't make shortbread. We divide the baking at Christmas amongst a few people in the family and I make other things.

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  12. I'm from BC. My favourite cookie is chocolate chip. I enjoy baking:)

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  13. I don't think I've ever made shortbread before. So I don't have a recipe. I think it's time to try to make some with the kids!

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  14. We live in Ontario. I love a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe. Baking with the kids is fun :)

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  15. I love whipped shortbread, with candied maraschino cherries on top! Haven't made any in years but plan on making several batches this year :)

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  16. I am in Alberta, and my favourite cookie of all time is oatmeal raisin.

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  17. I do not have a shortbread recipe as I do not care for shortbread.

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  18. I do have a favorite shortbread recipe, I just discovered it last Christmas, it is so buttery and good and it also has a thumbprint of raspberry jam in it, so yummy!

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  19. my favorite Shortbread recipe is the Chocolate Shortbread cookies I make every year. Drop by spoonful on cookie sheet and press with the tines of a fork.

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  20. live in Saskatchewan
    love baking
    favorite cookie is White Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Nut cookies

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  21. I have mom's old recipe. It's so easy and apparently it was handed down to her from her mom. Melt in your mouth.
    (Debbie W)

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  22. Not a cookie, but I love making puffed pastries and chocolate eclairs. Amazingly rich.
    I'm from Ontario
    (Debbie W)

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  23. My fav shortbread recipe was passed done to me by my Grandmother. I have updated it by dipping half of the cookie in nuts and chocolate. I then top it off with a candied cherry.

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  24. I am in Ontario. I like most cookies, lol. Chocolate chip would be one of my top though. I do enjoy baking.

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  25. I don't! I have yet to find the perfect one

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  26. I usually make whipped short bread. My boss at work though is English and makes shortbread to die for. She will not share the family recipe either. Such a bummer.

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  27. I live in Manitoba, I love baking and my fav cookie is double chocolate chip or white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.

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  28. I live in Ontario. I don't have a favourite shortbread recipe yet. I'm still looking.

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  29. I live in Ontario. I love chocolate chip cookies best. Yep, I love to bake.

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  30. Love shortbread with pecans.
    karenreichmann@hotmail.com

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  31. I haven't found my perfect shortbread recipe yet, still looking!

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  32. I'm in Ontario, have a shortbread cookie recipe that I've been making for years and I love to bake.
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  33. I just make classic shortbread, that I discovered while googling for recipes that use very few ingredients!

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  34. Shortbread cookies are great! I don't have a favourite recipe I like to try different recipes each time I make them

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  35. I don't have my own recipe - I've always eaten my mom's shortbreads (which are great!)

    entering in rafflecopter as jen s.

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  36. I love every kind of shortbread and can't wait to try out these.

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  37. I live in the US and I like making a big batch of my famous Cowboy Cookies, a really tasty chocolate chip cookie.

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  38. I've never actually made shortbread before, but I plan on making some with my sons this year.

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  39. My favorite shortbread recipe is the one my family has used as long as I can remember - a classic recipe cut into shapes with sprinkles on top!

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  40. I live in Ontario! I love baking - cookies, pies, cheesecake...the list is endless! One of my favourite cookies to bake is chocolate almond biscotti - very time consuming but perfect with a cappuccino!

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  41. I live in NB and my favourite cookie is speculaas.

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  42. I love my grandma's shortbread recipe! My mom used to make every christmas.

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  43. I live in alberta and i love to bake my famous sugar cookies!

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  44. I don't have a short bread recipe but I do love to eat it

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  45. I don't have a shortbread recipe and don't usually make these.

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  46. I'm in Ontario. I like baking chocolate cookies and peanut butter cookies.

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  47. I don't have a favorite recipe - they look delicious!!

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  48. My favourite Shortbread recipe is a orange cranberry version that is melt in your mouth delicious....love to give as gifts :)

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  49. I live in AB and absolutely love to bake....especially with my little ones. All time favourite cookie has got to be my double chocolate chunk! Thanks!

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  50. No Shortbread recipe here, except for a stomach that knows it loves it.

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  51. BC/Chocolate Chip and no Baking myself

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  52. I live Ontario. My favorite is my mom's Shortbread cookies. I don't know what she does, she was just born awesome.

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  53. I live in Ontario & my favorite cookie is the classic Chocolate Chip

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  54. No I don't! I'm still looking for new ones :)

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  55. I have this shortbread, caramel and chocolate bar I make at Christmas.

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  56. I love to bake but haven't found the time to recently. My favourite cookie to bake is chocolate chip cookies! I live in BC

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  57. I don't have a particular favourite shortbread recipe

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  58. I'm from BC and I like chewy chocolate chip cookies.I'm not much of a baker, but I'm a total eater.

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  59. Contest #1 Sadly I don't have a shortbread recipe I can consistently rely on.

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  60. Contest #2 I live in Ontario and have a really simple Peanut Butter cookie recipe I like. I don't particularly like baking.

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  61. contest 1
    I don't have a favorite shortbread recipe. I only made them once, and they were delicious.

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  62. contest2
    I live in Ontario
    I love double chocolate chip cookies

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  63. Yes I do, from a former co-worker, although hers were always better. LOL

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  64. I'm from Manitoba and my favourite cookie is shortbread. And I like to bake (on a limited basis).

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  65. I live in Ontario, love oatmeal cookies. Baking I enjoy with the kids!

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  66. I live in Ontario and my absolute favourite cookies are chocolate chip.

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  67. I still live in Ontario.......and I do love baking. I don't do it enough, aside from Christmas baking.

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  68. i love in ontario and i love chocolate chip cookies. baking with my 2 boys is so much fun as i want to teach them to be fully functional men! :)

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  69. I have never made shortbread before but my mother in law has a recipe she swears by that has been passed down from her great grandmother.

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  70. i like shortbread with some cream cheese mixed in.

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