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Christmas is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about holiday baking! One of my favorite traditions is making shortbread cookies with my family. We always have a lot of fun mixing the dough, rolling it out, and using cookie cutters to create all sorts of festive shapes. But the best part is decorating the cookies with colorful frosting and sprinkles. Of course, no shortbread cookie would be complete without a few nuts on top. I always use chopped peanuts and hazelnuts, but you can use any type of nut that you like. Just make sure to add them before you bake the cookies so that they stick. And there you have it: a delicious Christmas treat that’s perfect for sharing with friends and family!


Christmas Shortbread Cookies with Nuts: Buttery and Oh-So Nutty!


These Christmas Shortbread Cookies with Nuts are the perfect holiday treat! Buttery and nutty, they are so easy to make and a fun activity to do with the family. Just preheat the oven, mix the ingredients, roll out the dough, cut out the cookies, sprinkle the nuts, and bake! In no time at all, you’ll have a batch of delicious, homemade cookies to enjoy. And if you’re feeling extra festive, you can even decorate them with icing or sprinkles. Whatever you do, these cookies are sure to bring some holiday cheer to your home.


These delicious cookies are so easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. The best part about this recipe is that it yields a big batch of cookies, so there will be plenty to share with friends and neighbors. In addition to being delicious, these cookies are also beautiful, making them the perfect addition to any holiday cookie tray. So what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and start baking!


Christmas Shortbread Cookies with Nuts

Christmas Shortbread Cookies with Nuts!


Ingredient Tips and Substitution


Christmas shortbread cookies are a holiday tradition in many families. These Christmas Shortbread Cookies with Nuts are so versatile, there are also many other ways to enjoy this treat. For chocolate lovers, adding some cocoa powder to the dough or topping the cookies with chocolate chips can take them to the next level. Dried fruits like cranberries or apricots are another popular addition, and they add a lovely touch of color as well. Nuts like pecans or walnuts are also a great way to give the cookies some extra flavor and texture. Whatever variations you choose, Christmas shortbread cookies are sure to be a hit!


Fun activity with the family!

Fun activity with the family!


Best Baking Tips; Let’s make it Gluten-Free and Vegan!


Traditional shortbread cookies are made with wheat flour, butter, and sugar. Unfortunately for those with gluten sensitivities or who are vegan, this classic recipe is off-limits. However, there are several easy substitutes that can be used to make a delicious batch of gluten-free and vegan Christmas shortbread cookies. Almond flour makes an excellent replacement for wheat flour,  and coconut oil can be used in place of butter. I love the way the almond flour gives the cookies a nutty flavor, while the coconut oil keeps them nice and moist. Best of all, these substitutes are easily available at most supermarkets. So why not give them a try? Your friends and family will be sure to love your delicious Christmas cookies!


For more vegan recipes, visit the Vegan Globetrotter site as well as our Youtube Channel. On these accounts, We have everything from savory vegan dishes to sweet treats, all of which are perfect for any occasion. Plus, you will learn more tips with our must-read articles about veganism.


Deliciously Nutty!

Deliciously Nutty!


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Christmas Shortbread Cookies with Nuts

Christmas Shortbread Cookies with Nuts

If you love shortbread cookies and nuts, this recipe is for you! These Christmas Shortbread Cookies with Nuts are the perfect festive treat. Made with butter, flour, sugar, and nuts, they are delicious and easy to make with the family. Enjoy!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cookies
Calories 143 kcal


Let's gather the ingredients!

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg yolk fresh
  • 1 tbsp water
  • ¼ cup peanut finely chopped
  • ¼ cup hazelnut finely chopped


Let's Begin!

  • Firstly, Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Beat on high until light and fluffy.
  • Then, Add the almond extract and salt.
  • Add ½ of the flour, and mix until just combined.
  • Add the remaining flour , and mix until the dough just holds together.
  • flatten the dough using a rolling pin, about ⅓ inch thick. Cut out the dough with cookie cutters of any preferred design.
  • In a small bowl, Mix together the egg yolk and water, set aside for brushing.
  • Next, place the cut out cookies in the prepared baking sheet, Brush with egg mixture, Then sprinkle with chopped peanuts and hazelnuts.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown on the edges.
  • Cool completely, then remove from the baking sheet.

Serve, and enjoy with family and friends!


    Calories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 50mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 247IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
    Keyword Christmas, Hazelnuts, Peanuts, shortbread, Shortbread Cookies
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    For More Holiday Baking Recipes


    The baking holiday recipes below are easy to make and are also versatile that you can substitute the ingredients into a healthy one. I’m sure you might fall in love with these holiday delicious treats; perfect for the fall season, Thanksgiving day, and for all occasions. They are must-try holiday recipes so why not give the recipes below a try?


    1. Pecan Pie Bars (Bar cookies)
    2. Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
    3. German Spice Cookies
    4. Strawberry Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies
    5. Vegan Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies


    To Wrap It All Up


    Christmas Shortbread Cookies with Nuts are a delicious, festive treat that everyone will love. These cookies are easy to make and can be adapted to include your favorite nuts or spices. We hope you enjoy this recipe!


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