Buttery and crispy shortbread is an amazing thing. Shortbread with bits of bacon, bourbon, and bacon grease mixed in is super-duper amazing. Then throw my favorite bourbon glaze on top and you got an out of this world cookie.
What is shortbread?
Shortbread is a delightful Scottish cookie that is famous for its very crispy and light texture. They are great for so many reasons, one being that they can last for weeks in an airtight container and they taste better as time goes on. They are also extremely easy to make, and the basic recipe has just four ingredients.
What's the secret to crumbly shortbread?
This recipe contains quite a bit of cornstarch in addition to all purpose flour which helps give the cookie its really crumbly texture.
Tips and tricks for great tasting shortbread
Use the good butter! Since this recipe has such few ingredients it's important to use the best.
Don't let the butter or dough get too warm. This will effect the crumb texture.
Weigh out the cornstarch if you can, you don't want to use too much.
For this recipe bake the bacon in the oven and don't resort getting store bought bacon bits. You also use some of the grease from the bacon to give the cookies extra bacon-y flavor.Print