Shortbread is a treat anytime of year, but it has long been a tradition to serve this delicacy at Christmas, usually as a treat sweetened with jam. This year, Gay Lea Foods has provided me with a sample of their butter and two new innovative recipes to grace your holiday table this year. While the banana coconut cream shortbread sounded appealing, my taste for savory and spicy drew me immediately to the chipotle and white Cheddar shortbread crackers. Light and buttery with a wonderful cheese flavor and a perfect piquancy from habanero powder — I didn't have chipotle on hand — my husband and I couldn't stop eating them as soon as they had cooled down! Very highly recommended for entertaining at this time of year, or for a snack if you're not so inclined to share! Although the recipe makes about 30 crackers, they're so light that they'll disappear much faster than you would expect — do double or triple the recipe if there's going to be more than a handful of people, and if there are any left by any chance they will keep in a tightly sealed container for up to a week.
I am also pleased to offer another Christmas giveaway. This one is restricted to residents of Ontario, as Gay Lea only distributes their goods in this province. Simply leave a comment by the 19th of December for a chance to win a random draw which includes a lovely basket valued at $60 CDN. The contents are Gay Lea coupons, cookie cutters, a rolling pin, a bag of Redpath sugar, egg white coupons, cookie recipes, shortbread tips and a Gay Lea tin. For those that do not have a blog, please insert your email address along with your comment so I contact you if you win.
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|Spicy White Cheddar Shortbread Crackers|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Adapted from Gay Lea Foods
Published on December 12, 2010
Simple, delicate and buttery shortbread crackers baked with sharp white Cheddar and a few pinches of dried hot pepper for a terrific addition to entertaining platters
More shortbread recipes you might wish to try:
Rosemary Parmesan Shortbread
Jalapeno Cheddar Shortbread
Peanut Butter and Blueberry Shortbread Bars