Note: This recipe was submitted by Sue Den to the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle's Ultimate Holiday Cookie Contest.
My mom’s shortbread cookies have been a holiday treat ever since I can remember and she remembers her mother making these cookies when she was a girl. I make these cookies every Christmas and they are a St. Patrick’s Day tradition in our family. They are the perfect mix of sugar and butter and melt in your mouth. It took me years to get the mix just right and I added my own touch to them by drizzling/dipping them in chocolate and vanilla. Mom wasn’t too sure about that until she tried one gave and me her blessing that my twist on the recipe was “not bad” – “not bad at all.”. We think my Grandmother brought the recipe over from Belfast when she settled in Vancouver, BC in the early 1900’s or perhaps she created the recipe when she opened her bakery chain in Kerrisdale, BC.
Note: Mochiko Sweet Rice Flour can be found at most supermarkets in the Asian food section.