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What’s a holiday party with a thumbprint cookie of some sort? Jewel like jam in the center of a buttery cookie? Ok, hold that thought. Turn it around, add some crunchy cornmeal to that buttery dough and fill the center with some sort of savory jam. Say, a cranberry or mango chutney or a tomato or fig jam. Before you know it, you have a delightful cocktail snack. I can attest that these are delicious with an ice cold martini. Oh my.

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Nine down, three to go in the 12 Days of Cookies people. So on Day 9 let’s talk about that holiday classic, shortbread. You really can’t have a holiday cookie assortment without a buttery shortbread of some sort, am I right? While I did a super fancy layered version back on Day 1 (Pretzel Caramel Shortbread), a simple vanilla shortbread is a classic. It’s a sure fire crowd pleaser but also fairly commonplace so let’s mix this up a bit, shall we? Lets do something interesting, with unexpected textures and flavors and a little festive color thrown in for kicks. In that spirit, today’s cookie post is Orange Cranberry Cornmeal Shortbread.

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