To always have a cookie jar filled to the brim with a selection of homemade treats (….or at the very least, some pre-prepared dough in the freezer ready to bake a tray of cookies at a moment’s notice….!), is a priority in the Mélanger kitchen.

A small baked indulgence can sometimes serve to nourish and soothe, or (between you and me!) simply be enjoyed as a petite, sweet treat anytime.

Last Christmas, my baking plan included a selection of shortbread.  Flavoured.  Filled.  Fancy.

My plans changed, as some of you may remember, and my baking efforts needed to be put on hold last festive season.  But my urge to whip up a few different batches of buttery goodness did not wane.

So perhaps in (early) preparation for Christmas this year, I am going to fulfil my old baking plan and load up the kitchen with a few pounds of butter, sugar and flour for Shortbread month.

(Oh, and as it is almost half way through the month, I better get a wriggle on!)