I made the lemon variation, and added a little thyme and black pepper. However, after taking them out of the oven, they were the same height as they were going in. They did not rise at all! 30 minutes was far, far, far, too long! At 20 and 25 min, they were still thin, but definitely not done on top. Still not burned, but at 26 minutes, it was all over! They tasted like burnt shortbread, but no other flavors. I might try again - maybe with other ingredients that will cause them to rose a bit - and maybe not burn!! I really want these to work!!
I really enjoyed this cookie. Very simple to make with on hand ingredients. I would definetly make a double batch. Paired ver nicely with the brown sugar shortbread.
These are perfect shortbread, such a good chocolate flavor. The brown sugar shortbread is also very good. I use a mixer instead of my hands (otherwise it gets messy). Very easy and tasty.
Really, really good. Not too sweet though, if you are looking for sweet. The texture is perfect. I rolled mine a bit thiner (about 8x8) and cut them while they were warm. They crumble, but that is OK, because they taste really good!
Perhaps I did something wrong, but these tasted burnt.