Peanut Butter & Jelly Mini Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches

Walkers Shortbread Minis

Ugh, it’s August and my TV is filled with back to school commercials, Target is packed with pencils and notebooks and kids are eating up every last bit of summer. Confession time; I LOVE school supplies- all of them. I could never have enough notebooks, pens and sticky pads. So when Walkers Shortbread decided to feature back-to-school snack ideas this month, I was pretty excited. What I am even more excited about was their line of mini shortbread cookies. Everything mini is better in my book.

I used Walker’s newest flavor, Mini Crunchy Oatmeal Cookie  to makes these Peanut Butter and Jelly Frosted Cookie Sandwiches. Nothing reminds me of back-to-school more than peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. So I took some peanut butter and mixed in some butter and powered sugar to create a peanut butter frosting. Then I added some jelly and a few cookies and you have a quick after school snack that even a mom would enjoy.

Walkers Shortbread minis

What I love about this is you can create a peanut butter and jelly dip to dunk you cookies in too. Each mini bag of cookies comes with 28 cookies and there are four wonderful flavors. The mini bags come in Chocolate Chip Shortbread, Shortbread Fingers, Shortbread Rounds and the newest addition is Crunchy Oatmeal Cookies. I opened a bag of the oatmeal cookies and immediately popped a few in my mouth. The bag has a reseal tab, so you can sneak a few a time, close up the bag and no one will ever know. Continue reading

No-Bake Chocolate Shortbread Mousse Parfaits

Chocolate Shortbread Parfaits with chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache. https://beyondfrosting.wordpress.com

I like to think that a majority of the recipes I post on this blog are relatively easy for you to make. We don’t all have the time to spend hours in the kitchen preparing a fancy dessert. I think you can still make fancy desserts while enjoying the rest of your day.

Last week I received another shipment of Walkers shortbread cookies. This time, my shipment contained chocolate shortbreads! I knew I wanted to create something different for this post. Since 2012, Walkers has partnered with The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA). This year, Walkers will donate a minimum of $50,000 to the ASPCA through the sales of their Scottie Dog shortbread cookies. For more information about Walkers partnership with the ASPCA, visit their website.

Chocolate Shortbread Parfaits with chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache. https://beyondfrosting.wordpress.com

In today’s recipe, I used their new Chocolate Scottie Dog Shortbread cookies, which use genuine Belgian chocolate, butter, flour, sugar and a pinch of salt. The recipe below will make four parfaits. To serve a larger crowd, use two boxes of Chocolate Scottie Dog Shortbread cookies and double the ganache recipe. Because it is difficult to half the ingredients for the mousse, you will end up with a lot of extra mousse. May I suggest diving into the leftovers head first? Continue reading

Lemon Raspberry Shortbread Magic Bars

Seven layer bars

Did everyone have a good weekend? I did some serious catching up on my sleep and made more desserts than I intend to ever make again in one weekend. I have a busy next couple of months, which means less time for baking, but hopefully not less time for blogging!

So I have some exciting news to share. Over the next several months, I will be partnering with Walkers Shortbread as an official Walkers Blogging Ambassador and I couldn’t be more excited. I received a shipment of Walkers Shortbread Cookies and immediately opened the chocolate chip cookies; I didn’t share. Thankfully, I hadn’t eaten lunch that day and had plenty of room for cookies. Walkers generously sent me several boxes of cookies to try. My favorite, besides the chocolate chip, was the lemon and the vanilla shortbreads. So I knew I was going to make something special with these cookies.

Seven layer bars

Today, just for you, I made Raspberry Lemon Shortbread Magic Bars. You know magic bars, seven layer bars, the best type of bars on earth; they all live in the same category. The best part about making these bars, is that you can totally customize the bars to your own taste. You can substitute the nuts or chocolate or even your favorite  jam. Continue reading