Where to find the best shortbread cookies in Canada

If you're looking to indulge your sweet tooth with delectable, homemade shortbread, we know just the place to go. Discover eight wonderful bakeries that have Canada's best shortbread cookies.

Where to find the best shortbread cookies in Canada
6. Pontiac Home Bakery (Shawville, Que.)
This bakery has provided customers with swoon-worthy home-baked goodies for more than 60 years, and its shortbread cookies are no exception.

The traditional recipe and method result in light shortbread that melts in your mouth. Also check out seasonal variations, such as red-and-white maple leaf shortbread for Canada Day.

7. The Goody Shop (Fredericton)
Co-owners shawn Coffey and Kim Goodine bake their signature traditional whipped shortbread at this sweet spot just around the corner from the university of New Brunswick. Locals and tourists alike flock to the bakery for its delectable version of the cookie.

8. Mrs. MacGregor's tea room and Restaurant (Pictou, N.S.)

Using a family recipe handed down through generations, manager and pastry chef Helen Buchan whips up traditional shortbread without fancy ingredients: simply flour, sugar and butter.

The traditional shortbread is her bestseller, although her specialty flavours, which include dark chocolate, candied ginger, oatmeal and Skor, are delightful too. Mrs. MacGregor's shortbread is available at her restaurant and at select specialty food stores throughout Nova Scotia.

For more cooking and baking inspiration check out The Food Blog.

This story was originally titled "Canada's Best Shortbread" in the January 2013 issue.

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