Quick and Easy Shortbread Cookies + Gourmac Giveaway

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Today is Day 7 of our 12 Days of Christmas in July Giveaway. You can enter each day to win the prize of the day! Contest rules and how to enter are below.

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Today’s Recipe

On the seventh day of our 12 Days of Christmas in July Giveaway, my true love gave to me…these Quick and Easy Shortbread Cookies from GourmacHutzler-RecipeINGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 cups flour


Mix all ingredients together until they become a smooth dough. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Dip a cookie stamp into powdered sugar or flour and then press the stamp into a ball of dough. Repeat for each ball. Bake at 350°F for 15-18 minutes.

Enter to Win Today’s Prize


Gourmac is the gourmet division of Hutzler Manufacturing, which has been making cookie cutters since 1902. Hutzler continues to innovate that original cookie cutter through its Gourmac brand. Don’t simply make cookies in basic shapes; with this Santa’s Kitchen Cookie Stamp Set your kids can press designs right into their favorite cookies. Make a new tradition at Christmas time and use cookie stamps for your holiday treats.

In order to win today’s 12 Days of Christmas in July Giveaway, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:

What is your favorite Christmas cookie recipe?


  • There is a maximum of one entry per person. The entry will be based upon a comment left on this blog post. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
  • Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post.
  • Winner will be announced here on the blog July 21, 2016 as well as contacted by the email address provided.
  • You have until tomorrow, July 20, 2016 at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on the project above. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada excluding Quebec.

THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. Check out the rest of the 12 Days of Christmas in July giveaway series. There are still 5 chances to win!





Congrats to Cynthia C.!

Day 7 Recipe Winner




You’ve won the Santa’s Kitchen Cookie Stamp Set from Gourmac! You will receive and email shortly.

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  1. Valerie Kisamore says

    I don’t like shortbread or sugar cookies at Christmas time, and nothing with frosting on it. But I do love a good ol’fashioned peanut butter cookie!

  2. Valerie Kisamore says

    I don’t like traditional shortbread or sugar cookies with frosting on them. I do however like a good ol’ peanut butter cookie or the occasional gingersnap without frosting on it.

  3. Carolyn Yarbrough says

    Our favorite Christmas cookie is a fudge cookie with mint chips! When I found the recipe, it called for crushed peppermint and I substituted it with the green mint morsels and we are, well…addicted! lol

  4. Wanda Greenham says

    I am not a lover of shortbread cookies but I got a daughter who loves them.I am a person who loves anything with marshmellow .

  5. says

    I love to make Old Fashioned Sugar cookies for the Holidays. It’s fun for the whole family to help decorate and to share the cookies with family and friends

  6. Terrance Nicklos says

    My most favorite cookie is the Russian Tea cake. I only make these for Christmas Gifts along with Almond Roca and Chocolate peanut butter dips.

  7. Flora Loobey says

    I make a cream cheese sugar cookie that my kids adore! We either roll and cut them or use stamps.

  8. Lynda Cook says

    My Favourite Christmas cookie is Shortbread, that is the only time I have shortbread cookies is at Christmas!

  9. S. La Pointe says

    My husband’s favorite is sugar-free flour-free peanut butter (no cholesterol), but mine is probably my grandma’s blonde graham cracker brownies.

  10. heather c says

    I made gingerbread cookie cups and filled them with a cream cheese mixture. So. GOOD! I have a problem with willpower around them…

  11. Ashley C says

    I want a really good sugar cookie recipe for cookies that can be decorated and used in cookie cutters, but I don’t have one yet!

  12. angie w says

    Hmm…I have really good sugar cookie and gingerbread cookie recipes, but I do love triple ginger cookies!

  13. Jane H says

    Our family favorite is still the simple cutout cookies with sprinkles. I can’t keep them on the plate.

  14. Theresa Jenkins says

    I don’t have a FAV Christmas cookie but my FAV cookie recipe is a chocolate chip cook dough with rice Krispies added to the mix

  15. Carrie Smith says

    My favorite Christmas cookie recipe is a family recipe for Norwegian kringla cookies that we make every year! We make them into figure eights or bow ties, and when they’re baked we put peanut butter, or butter and sugar on them and enjoy! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  16. Shari Klyn says

    I love to make my Grandma’s decorated sugar cookies from her recipe. It’s a tradition every year.

  17. Shirley E. says

    Either a decadent chocolate cookie or pumpkin pie spice sugar cookies that are so tender they melt in your mouth.

  18. Leah Shumack says

    My favorite to make is Sugar Cookies but my most requested cookie to make is my Snowball cookies!

  19. Trish says

    I haven’t met a cookie I don’t like. Of course chocolate chip is #1 with a good fudge cookie a definite runner up.

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