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National Strawberry Day: Shortbread Cookies with Jam & Nutella

Sharing an easy idea for decorating shortbread cookies with jam and Nutella.

Let me start by saying, ‘Shortbread, you are enough.’

I don’t want to take the chance of giving shortbread even a hint that it is not enough, just on its own. As if that was even a possibility. I’m sure we can all agree that the perfect combination of pure butter, sugar, salt, and flour guarantee that shortbread is delicious on its own.

But every once in a while, it’s fun to dress up, especially in honor of National Strawberry Day today! I’m celebrating by sharing the latest way in which I enjoy my favorite shortbread.   

Ingredients for Decorated Shortbread Cookies includes Walker Shortbread Cookies, Strawberry Jam and Nutella

If you want to step out of the traditional shortbread box, then this is an easy idea. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a ‘recipe’, more like a little dress-up idea. I used Walkers Pure Butter Assorted Shortbread because, well, it’s Walkers Shortbread…their buttery shortbread was the perfect canvas for the Nutella and Strawberry Jam.

drizzling shortbread cookies with jam

Simply by putting a little warmed-up Nutella and a little strawberry jam in squeeze bottles, you too can ‘dress’ up your shortbread in delightful fashion. If your strawberry has fruity chunks in it, you might want to just puree it quickly…those strawberry bits can clog the tip of your squeeze bottle.

Animated GIF showing Walkers Shortbread Cookies drizzled with Nutella

And, seriously, just the whole act of squeezing jam and Nutella on anything will up the fun factor. But you don’t even really need squeeze bottles, I just happen to have them as I use them often. You could just as easily dip your fork into warmed up Nutella and Jam and drizzle it over your Shortbread that way.

And while we enjoyed the shortbread cookies with jam and Nutella combination, the possibilities are endless! You could warm up a little creamy peanut butter in place of the Nutella. Or if white chocolate is your thing, then by all means, go that route.

In any event beyond National Strawberry Day, these ‘dressed up’ shortbread cookies with jam are a fun change to an afternoon snack…perfect with a glass of milk or cup of tea.

What would you decorate your shortbread with?

Closeup of Walkers Shortbread with Strawberry and Nutella

Because they are just fantastic that way, my friends at Walkers are offering my readers a discount on Walkers Shortbread  Just pop over to Walkers Shortbread online and use the code NSD25 to receive 25% off of your next order (offer expires March 6). And if your order is over $39, shipping is free!

Pinterest Image showing Walkers Shortbread Post

Thanks again for spending a few minutes of your busy day with me today celebrating these bite-sized shortbread cookies with jam for National Strawberry Day.

If you are like me and would like other ideas on how I eat my shortbread cookies, head over to this post that I did on National Shortbread Day. I hope that they, along with these shortbread cookies, can satisfy your shortbread craving.

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  1. I agree shortbread is enough, all by itself…..but why stop there when you can add chocolate and strawberries?! This is a really fun idea, thanks for sharing.

  2. What a great idea! I was thinking about making egg shaped shortbread cookies for Easter. This would be a simpler and tastier way of decorating them.

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