Spruce Tip Shortbread Cookies
I was just living my life when one of my friends in my facebook group The Seasonal Life asked what everyone was foraging. And then suddenly I knew what I was missing, foraging! I immediately put my brain into gear and started hunting around my yard for things I knew we could eat. My first step out the door led me to our 40-year Colorado blue spruce and lucky for me the spruce tips were JUST popping out. I picked a bowl full and whipped a few things on my must make list. First up? These Spruce Tip Shortbread Cookies! They’re just my style, quick and easy. Enjoy!
Foraging is one of my favorite past times, I love to go out in nature and find foods I can safely eat. Not only do I find food for my family but these foods tie us to our ancestors in so many ways. What did they eat? Where did they find it? HOW did they know what to eat? All good questions and perfect for a Foraging Mentor. If you’re new to foraging I can’t help but suggest that you get a mentor. Chances are they’ve been in the wild for a long time, they’ll know what grows around you and if it’s safe to eat. They may also share their favorite picking spots. Or lead you to new ones.
These Spruce Tip Shortbread Cookies are unique and quite a conversation starter. People just wot believe what their eating. They don’t really taste like spruce, they have just a hint of spruce taste. Mixed with a simple shortbread recipe they make a flavorful combination that you’ll want to share with friends. I know what I’m taking to Palmer food swap next week, hint hint!
If you already have a fave shortbread recipe well then, by ALL means, use it! If you don’t then use this one. Whichever one you use just be sure to quit processing the dough when it’s still crumbly. If you keep at it until it’s a dough you’ll get shortbread that spreads. This is a universal shortbread fact, and not just for this recipe. Remember that when you’re making shortbread cookies in the future.
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