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Bake the Book: Lime Bars

The crumbly shortbread base of these bars contrasts well with its tart lime filling; they're dense enough to be satisfying during the winter, but with enough tang to serve as a reminder that warmer days are ahead. A handful of toasted dried coconut sprinkled on top ties it all together. More

Cookie Monster: Polka Dot Shortbread

At parties that signal the end of an era, you tend to celebrate in the style of the thing you're leaving. For example, I found graduation parties from college involved kegs of Keystone Light, not bottles of Cabernet. At my bachelorette party, there will be late night clubbing, not a bowl of popcorn and Netflix serene marital bliss. Baby showers seem to be the exception: you celebrate the onslaught of cute with cutsie things—like these Polka Dot Shortbread cookies. More

Bake the Book: Aniseed Shortbread

It doesn't get much more classically Italian than the taste and scent of aniseed. That licorice flavor is as intense as it is divisive. But this shortbread from Nigellissima has plenty of buttery crumble and a subtle sweetness that makes the aniseed component balanced, not biting. If you aren't a licorice fan, try this recipe. You might be surprised. More

Cookie Monster: Shortbread Sandwiches

I've recently become a full-time coupon clipper. I used to do it haphazardly, but in all honestly it was mostly limited to bringing in the voucher for a free pair of Victoria's Secret underwear or stealing the 10% off coupons that Banana Republic sent my mother in the mail. Those actually seemed like value plays—who doesn't want free cheeky bikinis?—whereas remembering to bring in the 50 cent coupon for bananas wasn't worth my time. More

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