May 4, 2010

Walker's Shortbread {REVIEW & GIVEAWAY}

One of my weaknesses is cookies, specifically shortbread cookies.  I love the buttery flavor and crispy texture that fills my mouth when I take a bite.  Shortbread is also pretty easy to make, if you've got some time and the inclination.  Fortunately, you don't have to make shortbread because Walker's Shortbread cookies taste as close to homemade as you can get!  When you visit Walker's Shortbread's website you can look around at all of the shapes and flavors of the cookies that Walker's makes.

I was blessed to have received a good variety of flavors and styles of cookies that Walker's offers.  The cookies that I received included Shortbread Fingers, Shortbread Rounds, Chocolate Chip Shortbread, Shortbread Highlanders, and the Scottish Cookie Assortment.  They are all delicious, but I think my favorite is the Chocolate Chip Shortbread.  There is something about the buttery flavor of the shortbread and the sweetness of the chocolate that I love!

Walker's not only makes cookies, but they also make crackers, called Oatcakes, that pair beautifully with both sharp and mild cheese, fresh fruit jam, sliced deli meats, honey, salmon and more.  These would be wonderful to serve at a party!

When I first was contacted by Walker's to complete a review of their cookies, I notice that they have a recipe section on their website and I decided that I would try one of the recipes with some of the cookies that I was sent.  Looking around at the recipes, the one that stood out for me was the Shortbread Tiramisu.  I come from an Italian family and tiramisu has always been a favorite in our house so I thought trying a different spin on a classic recipe would be fun!

I did take pictures of mine, but I think this picture is so beautiful and mine, while they were extremely tasty, were not nice to look at.  The tiramisu was very easy to make and the substitution of the shortbread for the more traditional lady fingers added a nice texture to the dessert.  Typically the lady fingers get soggy and soft, but the shortbread held it's body while still absorbing the liquid and flavors.  I would recommend visiting the Walker's Shortbread website and look through the recipes for ideas when planning your next dinner party.

Where can you buy Walkers?

Walker's Shortbread is sold just about everywhere!  You can purchase cookies and crackers directly from Walker's on the website and if you spend more than $49, ground shipping is free!  Keep in mind that Walker's only ships to the 50 states.

How can you win?

Walker's Shortbread has generously offered two of my readers a box of the Scottish Cookie Assortment each!  This box of cookies retails for $9.00 but can be yours for free!

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Enjoy your own box of Scottish cookies from Walker's Shortbread (2 winners)! @curlyq776 http://bit.ly/bJ2YS7 Ends 5/18

This giveaway will close on May 18th at 11:59 pm PDT. This giveaway is open to US residents only. The winner will be chosen via random.org, announced on this blog and notified by email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen and notified.

Thanks to Walker's Shortbread for sponsoring this giveaway!

Disclosure: I was not paid for this review. I was given a product sample in exchange for my honest feedback.
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