Shortbread cookies have always been a weakness of mine. I love when they're more buttery than sweet. You always hear that the best of these cookies are made by Grandma, but I have to say that I'm mighty impressed with Heritage Shortbread, made by the McGrain family from an original Scottish recipe.
These shortbread cookies from South Carolina's Low Country are petite irresistible squares of four simple high-quality ingredients: wheat flour, butter, sugar and salt. Each 1.5 inch square is golden, crumbly, and butter-rich, a literal melt-in-mouth affair. Try them alone or with a strong cup of tea. A tidy ribbon-wrapped 8-piece box of Heritage Shortbread cookies is $11, and 18-piece packages are available for $19.