Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread: A Heart-Warming Treat #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

| November 6, 2017 | 88 Comments

 

Mary MacLeod's Shortbread: A Heart-Warming Treat

Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread cookies

 

Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread: A Heart-Warming Treat

Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread are delicious all butter shortbread cookies. The company was founded in 1981 by Mary MacLeod in a small shop under the marquee of the Capitol Theatre in Toronto. At that time, she was actually the first business in Canada devoted exclusively to making artisanal shortbread. After 35 years, even though Mary is now deceased, her retail store and bakery are still located in Toronto at 639 Queen Street East.

Mary’s shortbread cookies use the most high-quality ingredients such as pure Ontario creamery butter, premium Canadian flours, Belgian chocolate, and the freshest nuts. They are also well known for their amazing flavours like Chocolate Crunch, Dutch Chocolate, Hazelnut Crunch, Coconut, Espresso Chocolate, Orange Chocolate, Butterscotch, Traditional, and Maple Crunch!

You may choose between a wide selection of Signature shortbreads in decorative packaging like the signature Tins, signature Clear Decorative, signature Jars, signature Baker’s Box, signature Shapes, and Butterscotch Crumbs. You can also purchase seasonal packages for holiday themes such as Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, and Mother’s Day.

My mother and I had the extreme pleasure of reviewing Mary’s MacLeods shortbread cookies for the past few weeks. We actually had to pace ourselves to keep them this long; they are sooo good! My mother even hid a few to keep for our guests on Christmas day as everyone in our household was devouring them! 

 

Mary MacLeod's Shortbread: A Heart-Warming Treat

Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread Cookies

 

We received these delicious shortbread:

 

Mary MacLeod's Shortbread: A Heart-Warming Treat

Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread Traditional Tin

 

The Signature Tin

The tin contains 35 shortbread cookies in their signature Chocolate Crunch, Dutch Chocolate, and Traditional shortbread flavours. If you’re searching for a perfect array of cookies to please all of your guests this holiday, then the Signature Tin is perfect for your family! The Dutch Chocolate cookie is by far one of the best chocolate shortbread cookies I’ve ever tasted, and I can only imagine how even more delicious it must be to pair it with a warm cup of traditional hot chocolate! You truly can never go wrong with a traditional shortbread cookie with its melt in your mouth sweetness! This tin is packed with both buttery and chocolatey goodness!

 

Mary MacLeod's Shortbread: A Heart-Warming Treat

Mary MacLeod Butterscotch Shortbread cookies

 

The Butterscotch Bars

Each Butterscotch Bar offers a buttery blend of shortbread, caramel, and butterscotch chips for a flavourful and chewy bar. These bars could easily be considered as a dessert by how sweet they are! I couldn’t stop eating them! They’re soft, tender, and the caramel paired with the butterscotch chips make these shortbread bars so chewy that you can’t help but savour them for as long as possible, and find yourself craving more afterwards! This perfectly satisfied my sweet tooth all in one delicious bar! I found they even paired incredibly well with a glass of warm milk! Quite frankly, I think I now may have found a new favourite holiday treat!

 

Mary MacLeod's Shortbread: A Heart-Warming Treat

Mary MacLeod’s Snowman Shortbread cookies

 

The Snowman Sleeve

These snowman shortbread cookies wearing tartan scarves with little chocolate chip buttons are perfect for dunking in a glass of milk and in your favourite tea or coffee. I’ve always loved cookies that tend to be soft and the perfect size for dunking in a glass of milk (or even hot chocolate!), and I’m delighted to say that the Snowman Sleeve Shortbread met my expectations and more! With the added bonus of coming in an adorable shape, these cookies were so soft, mellow, and immediately melt in your mouth upon that very first bite! I also particularly enjoyed that the cookie retains its shortbread taste with just a hint of chocolate from the three chocolate chip buttons. Mmm, my mouth is already watering just thinking about them! Look no further if you’re searching for the ideal treat to please your kids, and your kids at heart, this holiday season!

 

 

The Chocolate Crunch Shortbread Ornament Tin

This large ornament tin is filled with 6 yummy signature Chocolate Crunch shortbread cookies and is the ideal gift to give this Christmas season. It also makes a perfect decoration for the Christmas tree, as the ornament is a beautiful round, red tin with adorable little designs and a golden bow. It can also just as easily be displayed on a table, as the bottom part of the ornament is flat! The ornament really is quite gorgeous, and the cookies are so delicious that it makes for a perfect gift if you’re searching to please the cookie lover in your family this holiday. The more “crunchy” bit of the Chocolate Crunch Shortbread cookies isn’t actually the shortbread itself, but the chocolate chunks inside of it! It’s such a sweet twist on the traditional cookie, and I loved that about it! Crunching those delicious pieces of chocolate with every bite was undoubtedly what I enjoyed most about this cookie! You can find me eating far too many of these this holiday season!

 

Mary MacLeod's Shortbread: A Heart-Warming Treat

Mary MacLeod’s Mini Shortbread cookies

These mini traditional shortbread cookies are made by hand and in small batches with butter, sugar, and flour to give you the awesome full flavour of the shortbread cookies. These cookies are the perfect size for satisfying your shortbread cravings! They come in such a fun, small shape that they immediately reminded me of little buttons when I first received them. Pop one (or a few) in your mouth, and wait for the cookie to melt and dissolve until your taste buds become overwhelmed with shortbread goodness! For such a small cookie, I was pleasantly surprised to discover how soft and buttery they are! They still retain their incredible texture and taste that I’ve come to adore about Mary MacLeod’s Traditional Shortbreads! 

You can find Mary Macleod’s Shortbread cookies at select gourmet shops and boutique retailers across Canada. They also ship to the United States and internationally.

Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread cookies make a heart-warming gift for anyone during the cold Canadian winter. They make perfect Christmas gifts for co-workers, your kid’s teachers, friends, and relatives. These rich and flavourful shortbread cookies will surely please everyone on your gift list!

 

Mary MacLeod's Shortbread: A Heart-Warming Treat

Mary McLeod Shortbread Cookies

 

Promo Code

On their website, you can take their fun 5 questions quiz and discover which delicious shortbread cookie flavour you are. With each completed quiz entry, you will receive a promo code for $10 off your next purchase of $40.00 or more at marymacleod.ca and earn one entry into a draw to win free cookies for a whole year.

Want to find out more about Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread? Visit them on their website, and connect with them on their FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages!

Disclaimer: I received products from Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread s in order to write this review. The views I shared are my own.

Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

 

Mary MacLeod's Shortbread: A Heart-Warming Treat

Mary MacLeod’s medium tin of their chocolate crunch shortbread cookies

 

Want your family to enjoy delicious shortbread cookies this holiday season? Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread would like to help make this happen by giving one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower one medium tin of their chocolate crunch shortbread!

The ARV of this prize package is $54.25!

This giveaway is open to residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on December 16th, 2017.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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Christelle, but please call me Chrisi. Cinnamon hot chocolate connoisseur. Honorary Princess. Forth year nursing student at OttawaU and aspiring writer to be.

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  1. Susanne McCarthy says:

    The Chocolate Crunch sounds really good…but traditional shortbread is my fave!!

  2. jan says:

    Love the sounds of the espresso chocolate

  3. Brenda Penton says:

    I’d love to try the Hazelnut Crunch

  4. I would absolutely love to try the The Chocolate Crunch Shortbread cookies!

  5. Lynda Cook says:

    I think I would love to try the Chocolate Crunch, but they all sound so good!!

  6. Dianne G. says:

    I would love to try the Butterscotch Bar Cookies. It is hard to only pick one because there are so many flavours that sound delicious.

  7. Tina L. says:

    The Cranberry Almond sounds good

  8. l p says:

    Chocolate Crunch Shortbread. thanks

  9. Florence Cochrane says:

    I would love to try the Traditional Shortbread Cookies.

  10. Julia H says:

    I would most like to try the Butterscotch bars. Butterscotch has been one of my favorite flavours, ever since I was a kid, and these sound lovely. Thank you for the chance.

  11. Judy Cowan says:

    Would love to try the Chocolate Crunch one, mind you I think I would have fun trying them all!

  12. Rebecca M-Y says:

    I’d like to try the Hazelnut Chocolate!

  13. Tara Betterley says:

    OMG.. There is so much.. I would love to try the Mint Chocolate and the Orange Chocolate.

  14. Sab Edwards says:

    I always go for the MapleCrunch first

  15. Kim K says:

    I’d love to try the Mary MacLeod’s Snowman Shortbread cookies

  16. Diane T says:

    I would love to try the chocolate crunch!

  17. Lester C says:

    I want to try the butterscotch bars and the chocolate crunch

  18. Heidi c. says:

    Chocolate Crunch sounds delicious to me!

  19. Carole D says:

    I would love to try the Hazelnut Crunch

  20. Nancy T says:

    I would love to try the Mary McLeod’s Chocolate Crunch Shortbread first!

  21. Jonnie says:

    They all look so good but I think the Butterscotch Bars would be my favorite

  22. Dana Miller says:

    We are a house of chocolate lovers so I would like to sample the Dutch Chocolate cookie! Shortbread is actually my absolute favorite cookie so the Signature Tin would be another favorite in my home.

  23. Travelbuds says:

    I would love to try the Chocolate Crunch. They sound so good.

  24. Tammy Dalley says:

    I would love to try the chocolate crunch

  25. Andrea Williams says:

    I would like to try the Espresso Chocolate flavor among others. There is no bad shortbread!

  26. tammy ta says:

    I would love to try them all! They look sooooo good! But if I have to pick one I would say the butterscotch bar cookies

  27. Heather Swanson says:

    hazelnut crunch

  28. DebP says:

    I*d like to try the Maple Crunch.

  29. Christa Sloan says:

    I would love to try the chocolate crunch and actually would want to hang the ornament on my Christmas tree!

  30. Tainan Lu says:

    I’d love to try the Hazelnut Crunch

  31. Meekyung says:

    I would love to try the Chocolate Crunch Shortbread

  32. Marsha Arditti says:

    The Cranberry Almond sounds delcious

  33. lori b says:

    I would love to try the chocolate crunch so bad, I love my chocolate. thank you

  34. Lisa M says:

    The snowmen are adorable!

  35. Vanessa L. says:

    The Butterscotch bars sound so good! I love gifting shortbread to my mom each year.

  36. Olga says:

    I’m torn between the Hazelnut Crunch or the Butterscotch bars….

  37. Karla Sceviour says:

    I want to try the orange chocolate,,yum!

  38. I would love to try the Butterscotch Bars

  39. Edith Rennes says:

    I’d like to try the Traditional Shortbread cookies and see how they taste.

  40. LisaM says:

    Oh my goodness – I want the butterscotch bars!

  41. Anne Derkat says:

    Ohhh, gimmie a hazelnut crunch.

  42. Jessica says:

    I would love to try the chocolate crunch cookies. looks amazing.

  43. Calvin F. says:

    Definitely the dutch chocolate

  44. Carole B says:

    The Hazelnut Crunch would be perfect!

  45. erin lewis says:

    I would love to try the Butterscotch Bars.

  46. Ron says:

    any shortbread, chocolatecrunch

  47. Julie Bolduc says:

    The Butterscotch Bars sounds so yummy

  48. Joanne C says:

    The chocolate crunch shortbread sounds awesome!

  49. Robyn L says:

    love to try the Cranberry Almond

  50. Donnas says:

    I’d love to try the Hazelnut Crunch cookies.

  51. Nicole S says:

    I would love to try the Dutch Chocolate.

  52. Alanna Watt says:

    I’d love to try the butterscotch bars!

  53. Amber Y says:

    I would love to try their Maple Crunch cookie.

  54. Silvia D says:

    love to try the Cranberry Almond!

  55. kristen visser says:

    oh my gosh which wouldnt i wanna go with!! The hazelnut crunch sounds delish!

  56. Jennifer T says:

    I would love to try the mint chocolate cookies

  57. SweetPanda says:

    I would love to try the Hazelnut Crunch

  58. Rosalie says:

    chocolate crunch or the butterscotch bars! shortbread is my all time holiday fave

  59. KellyPC says:

    I’d love to try the Maple Crunch. The shop is in my neighbourhood!

  60. Anne Derkat says:

    Hazelnut chocolate sounds delicious.

  61. Karine says:

    I would love to try the hazelnut crunch flavor! Thanks

  62. Anne Derkat says:

    I love hazelnuts and crunchy foods so would love to try the hazelnut crunch cookies.

  63. Morgan Stewart says:

    I would love to try the Chocolate Crunch Shortbread!

  64. Debbie F says:

    I would love to try the Maple crunch

  65. Linda says:

    I would like to try the Hazelnut Chocolate flavour.

  66. Bruke B says:

    The Hazelnut sound delicious

  67. Anne Derkat says:

    The Cranberry Almond sounds lucious.

  68. Nancy says:

    The butterscotch bars!

  69. Nicole Jubleew says:

    The plain shortbread cookies are my fave!

  70. Maggie C says:

    Definitely the Hazelnut Crunch!

  71. Anne Derkat says:

    Mmmmm Espresso Chocolate.

  72. Mary Jaglowitz says:

    I love shortbread. My fave is traditional but I would like to try orange/chocolate shortbread.

  73. Anne Derkat says:

    Orange/chocolate is one I’ve never tried before so would go for this.

  74. Alex says:

    Is “all of them” an acceptable answer? I find it hard to decide on a specific shortbread when I love shortbread in general and they all look so delicious!

  75. Tiff Cho says:

    I would love to try the Traditional Shortbread Cookies.

  76. heather nolan says:

    Sadly, I can’t eat them, but my family would all love Butterscotch.

  77. Anne Derkat says:

    Espresso chocolate sounds yummy.

  78. Darwin Chau says:

    I would like to try the chocolate crunch.

  79. Michelle Policelli says:

    I would love to try the Chocolate Crunch Shortbread 🙂

  80. Anne Derkat says:

    How about Hazelnut Crunch.

  81. Marrion says:

    The mini traditional shortbread cookies, but it ALL looks delicious!

  82. wai man says:

    Espresso chocolate pls, entry pls

  83. Anne Derkat says:

    I’m still wanting to try the Hazelnut crunch.

  84. Graham Lindfield says:

    The chocolate crunch!!

  85. Mary Jaglowitz says:

    I would like to try hazelnut crunch.

  86. Carey Hurst says:

    The Hazelnut chocolte but lets be real, I love shortbread and want every single one to try .

  87. DebH says:

    Have never tried these cookies but they do look yummy!

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