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Mary Macleod’s Shortbread – The Best Shortbread Cookies Ever

Mary Macleod’s Shortbread

Melt-in-your-mouth To-Die-For Indulgence

Mary Macleod's

Mary Macleod’s Shortbread is committed to quality and tradition. Since 1981, they have been baking authentic, pure, all-butter shortbread cookies, using only the finest ingredients. Their dedicated bakers follow artisanal, small-batch baking methods to handcraft every unforgettably delicious cookie.

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Pure creamery butter, Belgian chocolate, Canadian maple, essential oils, and the freshest nuts are combined to create delicately balanced shortbread cookie flavours:

  • Traditional – the cornerstone recipe
  • Chocolate Crunch – best-selling flavour
  • Dutch Chocolate
  • Hazelnut Chocolate Crunch
  • Espresso Dark Chocolate
  • Almond Cranberry
  • Orange Chocolate
  • Mint Chocolate
  • Rolled Coconut
  • Wholewheat Walnut Rolls
  • Butterscotch Bars
  • Maple Crunch – their newest creation

Did you know?

There really is a MARY! Mary Macleod began baking her signature Chocolate Crunch shortbread from a small shop under the marquee of the Capitol Theatre in Toronto. Her shortbread was an instant hit and after over 30 years it’s now an international favourite.

Nothing says Christmas to me more than shortbread cookies. Shortbread is one of my very favourite cookies, and Christmas isn’t Christmas unless we have some. We were beyond delighted when the wonderful folks over at Mary Macleod’s Shortbread sent us a seasonal package of assorted shortbread cookies to enjoy, bringing a little bit of Christmas into my home in October.

Ornament Tin

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Filled with 6 signature Chocolate Crunch shortbread cookies and ready to hang on the tree. $12.99

Snowman Sleeve

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6 Traditional shortbread shaped like snowmen wearing tartan scarves, packaged ready for gift giving. $28.75

Shortbread Cookie Tin – Assorted

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Mary’s top three flavours in a small tin make for a fabulous gift for the person on your list who has everything! The Assorted Tin contains:  Traditional, Chocolate Crunch and Dutch Chocolate Shortbread Cookies. Tins also available in Chocolate Crunch, and Traditional.

Small – 17 cookies $35.50 – $37.75
Medium – 31 cookies $52.25 – $54.25
Large – 46 cookies $62.50 – $64.50

Mary Macleod's

When I opened up the Shortbread Cookie Tin, I was overwhelmed by the scent. These cookies smell like home. I was seriously transported back in time to childhood Christmas’ with my Mom’s amazing shortbread cookies (that I have tried to duplicate with limited success). After the amazing scent, I was even more excited than I already was to dig into some early Christmas Cookie taste-testing!

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Traditional: These taste just like the whipped short bread my Mom made when I was growing up, but better. They are literally to die for. You can taste the real butter, and they absolutely melt in your mouth. So good, in fact, that I’m not sharing.

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Chocolate Crunch: Amazing. Melt in your mouth shortbread chocolate crunch throughout. I can see why the the Chocolate Crunch are Mary Macleod’s best-selling cookie!

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Dutch Chocolate: Rich, indulgent, satisfying melt-in-your-mouth, chocolate goodness. It is not that I am putting the Dutch Chocolate Shortbread on a pedestal or anything, but I’m putting the Dutch Chocolate Shortbread on a pedestal. AND – I’m not sharing these either. Okay, well maybe just one.

Mary Macleod's

I can imagine that the Snowmen taste just as fantastic, but we are going to save those (and the Ornament Tin) to enjoy closer to Christmas. I’m pretty sure these are Santa’s favourite cookies, so we will crack these other two packages open on Christmas Eve.  These are simply the best shortbread cookies we have ever had, sorry Mom – but you told me never to tell a lie! These cookies taste like Christmas and home and childhood and joy all wrapped up into one perfect treat. And the smell… I think this is my favourite smell in the whole world!

Mary Macleod's

Each shortbread that I tried was rich, smooth, and melt-in-your-mouth perfect. Because they are so rich, one cookie is often enough to crave any sweet craving at a time.

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To purchase the above products, or any of their other delicious cookies, please visit Mary Macleod’s Shortbread online!

Shipping charges are calculated during check-out and based on package weight and distance. Shipments in North America must be addressed within Canada and the continental USA, excluding P.O. Boxes, APO and FPO addresses. Additional charges may apply for International orders.

*Please note: Mary Macleod’s uses walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts (filberts), and other nuts in some of their products. Due to potential cross-contamination, if you have nut allergies you should refrain from eating these cookies.

To learn more about Mary Macleod’s Shortbread or to make a purchase, please visit: https://www.marymacleod.ca/

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Just in time for Christmas, Mary Macleod’s want to offer one of our Canadian readers the opportunity to try out their best-selling Chocolate Crunch Shortbread Cookies! Perfect for gift-giving, Christmas parties, or even Santa Claus – these cookies will be the star of your cookie platter!

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One (1) lucky Canadian reader is going to win a Small Chocolate Crunch Shortbread Cookie Tin ($35.50).

There will be ONE (1) Winner

Eligibility: Canada Only

End Date: November 26, 2017

Good Luck!

Prizes are non-transferable, unless otherwise noted.

Please note:
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Winner(s) will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be picked.

Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-23. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, and binge watching Netflix.

This giveaway is hosted by A Mom’s Perspective and sponsored by Mary Macleod’s Shortbread. A Mom’s Perspective is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Disclosure: I received samples for testing and review purposes. Opinions in this post are honest, and my own, and have not been altered or influenced in any way.

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  1. Robyn L

    would love to try the Rolled Coconut

  2. Michelle T

    The butterscotch bars sound divine. They sit somewhere between shortbread and fudge – you cannot go wrong!

  3. Janet M

    I like a package of squirrel shaped cookies. they are delightful.

  4. Valerie Caldicott

    Butterscotch would be the cookie I would love to try

  5. Alison Braidwood

    I think the Rolled Coconut shortbread looks AWESOME.

  6. Pat B

    I’d enjoy Whole-Wheat Walnut

  7. would love to try the orange chocolate

  8. Pat Drouillard

    Orange Chocolate yummy


    The Whole-Wheat Walnut and the rolled coconut

  10. Rosanne Robinson

    They all look super yummy! I would also like to try the mint chocolate cookies.

  11. josee b

    oh my…they all sound mouth-watering..but I will say the cranberry-almond or rolled coconut

  12. Tara Betterley

    I want to try the Orange Chocolate, the Mint Chocolate and the Butterscotch cookies!

  13. Lynda Cook

    Orange chocolate sounds very different and one I would like to try!!

  14. Anne Taylor

    The Mint Chocolate must be amazing!

  15. cheryl mclellan

    I would love to try the Orange Chocolate!

  16. Cassandra Gale

    The baby bottle cookies are adorable. They’d be perfect for a baby shower.

  17. Julie F

    I would love to try the Orange Chocolate

  18. sarah

    I would love to try the mint chocolate or the butterscotch bars. Or both. 🙂 thanks!

  19. Tainan Lu

    I would love to try the butterscotch

  20. The Mint Chocolate sounds delicious

  21. Kate Hearn

    The hazelnut or the mint chocolate! My god I want cookies now

  22. Florence Cochrane

    You picks are great. I would also pick the Orange Chocolate cookies.

  23. Diana Powell

    I’d love to try the Orange Chocolate.

  24. kristen visser

    oh my gosh there are soooo many cookies!!! I am in awe. I love that you can get them in different shapes and containers to and for different occasions. I would love to try the Rolled Coconut

  25. Sab Edwards

    YOU HAD me at maple ..crunch yummmmmm

  26. Karla Sceviour

    ohhh,I want to try the orange chocolate ,,sounds so yummy!

  27. jan

    Since I cannot choose the Dutch Chocolate 😉 I’ll say the Espresso Chocolate would be right up there.

  28. Joanne Elford

    I would love to try Hazelnut Chocolate!! That would be to die for!

  29. Bailey Wilson

    I loooove orange chocolate so I’d love to try the orange chocolate crunch.

  30. Kelly H

    I would love to try the mint chocolate, but they all sound good!

  31. Jenn Beckett jennpup

    Rolled Coconut sounds yummy, or chocolate hazelnut!

  32. nicky

    I’d love to also try the Espresso Dark Chocolate – sounds delicious!

  33. Alex S.

    I would like to try the Espresso Chocolate. Delicious!

  34. Susan

    I would love to try Mary Macleod’s Cranberry Almond shortbread cookies!

  35. Sherry K

    The butterscotch cookie sounds delicious.

  36. Francine

    I’d love to try the orange chocolate!

  37. ivy pluchinsky

    I would like to try the Espresso Chocolate

  38. I would like to try the mint chocolate cookies.

  39. aketch

    The snowman cookie is very cute. My kids would love it!

  40. Lori P

    I’d love to try the Maple Crunch Shortbread.

  41. Jessica M Walker

    I would love a mint chocolate chip cooke

  42. Judy Cowan

    Would also like to try the rolled coconut.

  43. Dianne G.

    I like the little truck or fish shortbread cookies to use for stocking stuffers. I would like to try the Butterscotch Crumbs. It says you can bake with them for a crumble dessert. I thought they would be good on top of ice cream. The snowmen cookies you reviewed with the little scarfs are adorable and would make such cute stocking stuffers.

  44. Carolle H

    Expresso Chocolate would be my next choice 🙂

  45. Vivian Dionne

    I would also love to try the chocolate hazelnut cookie!

  46. travelbuds

    I would love to try the Hazelnut Chocolate.

  47. Lee-Ann

    They nall look good, but maybe the mint chocolate cookies.

  48. Meekyung

    I would love to try the Golf Ball Sleeve cookies

  49. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    The Maple Crunch is the one I’d love to try. My sister-in-law is a Scot so I’ve had some marvellous shortbread in my time. 🙂

  50. Silvia D

    Love to try try orange chocolate!

  51. toni v

    I’d love to try the rolled coconut!

  52. Soozle

    I would love to try the ROlled Coconut

  53. Linda Bragg

    I would love to try the Cranberry Almond.

  54. Heather Swanson

    Orange chocolate

  55. Tiff Cho

    I would love to try the orange chocolate!

  56. Elizabeth Vlug

    I would love to try the Cranberry Almond Shortbread. And then maybe all the others. Your review has me craving rich delicious shortbreads.

  57. Kelley Moore

    I would love to try the orange chocolate I have never had that flavor in a cookie before

  58. wendy hutton

    the maple crunch cookies sound delicious, but so do all of them lol great reveiw I would love to try these

  59. June Donnelly

    Oh they all sound so good. I do t know which one I would like better. Thanks for the chance

  60. Sarah alexis

    Mmm they all look amazing. I’d love to try the Hazelnut Chocolate – yum!

  61. marie s

    expresso chocolate would be really nice to eat. now i’m craving shortbread cookies

  62. Hazelnut chocolate cookies sound delightful, I love chocolate bars with hazelnuts so a similar cookie must be good!

  63. Theresa Jones

    I would love to try “Orange Chocolate” and just maybe, share with my husband too

  64. Lisa C

    I would love to try the Rolled Coconut flavor!!


    Best Lisa

  65. tammy ta

    I would really like to try the butterscotch bar cookie

  66. Lee-Ann Sleegers

    We would love to try the maple crunch.

  67. Robyn Bellefleur

    I would like to try the maple crunch cookies.

  68. Erika Letson

    Another shortbread cookie I would like to try would be the Rolled Coconut!

  69. Jennifer C.

    I would love to try the “Maple Crunch!”

  70. Cathy C

    The Dutch Chocolate shortbread would be great to try.

  71. Tricia Cooper

    I would like to try the Orange Chocolate cookies!

  72. KellyPC

    I’d love to try Butterscotch & Maple Crunch!
    Mary MacLeods is in my hood, it’s a Leslieville staple!

  73. Owen D

    Hazelnut chocolate cookies

  74. Linda Klages

    maple crunch

  75. I would love to try the cranberry almond ones, they sound divine. Nothing as wonderful as real Scottish shortbread, with a name like Macleod, there must be a Scottish baking gene!

  76. Donna L.

    I’d try Mint Chocolate

  77. Lilly Wong

    Mint Chocolate.

  78. l p

    Rolled Coconut. thanks

  79. HEIDI C.

    Orange Chocolate sounds delicious to me!

  80. Jonnie

    Maple Crunch sounds perfect to me!

  81. I would love to try the mint chocolate!

  82. Wendy

    I would try mint chocolate

  83. Karine

    I would love to try the chocolate expresso flavor! Thanks

  84. Pauline Milner

    Their butterscotch cookies look absolutely divine! Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity!

  85. krista gould

    The mint chocolate 🙂 🙂

  86. I would love to try the Mint Chocolate! I love mint and I love chocolate so what could go wrong?!

  87. Tricia Dickie

    Wow! The choices sound amazing! I have always loved the hint of orange with chocolate – so I have to try the Orange Chocolate!

  88. Wendy Jensen

    I visited Mary Macleod’s and another flavor that I would like to try is the Hazelnut Chocolate. Sounds decadent.

  89. Kristen

    Maple Crunch – though they all look delicious! I don’t bake as often as I would like to – sounds like these are even better than I could make though!

  90. Wendy V

    The Espresso Chocolate sounds wonderful!

  91. Dave

    the Rolled Coconut shortbread looks tasty.

  92. leana

    I would love to try the espresso chocolate cookie!

  93. Tammy Dalley

    The orange chocolate sounds delicious!

  94. Donnas

    I’m a fan of citrus so I’d like to try the Orange Chocolate.

  95. Brenda Penton

    All this time I didn’t think there was a Mary!

    I’d pick the Hazelnut Chocolate Crunch.

  96. jennie

    I would love to try the Cranberry Almond flavour the most.

  97. maple crunch shortbread

  98. Julie Bolduc

    The Orange Chocolate sounds so yummy

  99. Marlene J

    I would get the Butterscotch Bars

  100. Tina L.

    I would like to try the Cranberry Almond.

  101. JoKing

    Mint Chocolate would be a dream.

  102. Laurie P

    oh Orange chocolate for me please!

  103. The butterscotch bars sound divine..yum yum to my tummy!

  104. I would love to try the Espresso Chocolate!!!

  105. Orange chocolate sounds YuMmy!! 🙂

  106. Lindsey

    I would love to try the Mint Chocolate.

  107. Megan Willis

    I would love to try the orange chocolate one!

  108. Amber Y

    I would love to try the maple crunch short bread.

  109. Lee-Ann

    I would love to try the Hazelnut Chocolate.

  110. lori

    I would say those butterscotch bars.

  111. Chris MacDonald

    I would love to try Maple Crunch!

  112. louise

    yum!!!!the Mint Chocolate I would love to try

  113. TJ Turnbull

    I would love to try the orange chocolate

  114. Amanda Fontaine

    oooohhhh.. The rolled coconut sounds absolutely delicious.

  115. Terry Perron

    I would love to try the Mint Chocolate this has always been one of my favorites. They all look tasty. Thank you. Great review, had my mouth want some now.

  116. Deena Resnickoff

    Maple crunch sounds amazing!

  117. Elizabeth Robinson

    I would love to try the Hazelnut Chocolate.

  118. Louann Bell

    Rolled cuconut would be at the top of my list!

  119. Jennji

    Mm rolled coconut

  120. Tanis

    I would love to try the mint chocolate!

  121. DebP

    Maple Crunch for me!

  122. LisaM

    Ohh the mint chocolate would be great

  123. Irene Eichler

    OH my gosh .. How do you pick they sound so good . I love shortbread . I think I would try Cranberry Almond first !

  124. Juliee Fitze

    I would like to try the orange chocolate cookies.

  125. loucheryl

    The Butterscotch Bars sound HEAVENLY! I would also love to try the Mint Chocolate shortbread cookies because I have a weakness for anything mint flavoured.

  126. Nicole S

    I’d like to try the Orange Chocolate.

  127. lindsay Simmons

    Rolled Coconut

  128. Julie

    I would love to try most of these! Mint Chocolate is at the top of my list though!

  129. crystal porter

    The espresso chocolate sounds amazing

  130. SweetPanda

    I would love to try the Hazelnut Chocolate

  131. Victoria K

    I would love to try the Hazelnut

  132. Caroline Lozinski

    Yum ! I’d love to try the almond cranberry 🙂

  133. Rhonda

    The Espresso Dark Chocolate call my name!

  134. Rolled coconut will do

  135. Kristi R.

    The butterscotch sounds good!

  136. W. Tina Chase

    So many tasty cookie choices to choose from… I think it’s a toss-up between Orange Chocolate and Cranberry Orange.

  137. Shirley OFlynn

    I would like to try the Orange Chocolate cookies.

  138. Elaine Buonsante

    I would love to try the Cranberry Almond.

  139. Karen ELizaberth Hill

    I would order the cranberry almond! Sounds delish!

  140. Linda

    I would like to try the Hazelnut Chocolate. I would really like it.

  141. Kristy

    I would love to try the Butterscotch flavour as well as the ones you reviewed! I love shortbread! 🙂

  142. Heather N

    Holy cookies!

    I’d have to go with butterscotch, my daughters fave!

  143. Julie-Lynne McCann

    Mint Chocolate Chip

  144. Maritess

    I would love to try the coconut flavoured ones.

  145. julia g

    I can say from experience that the coconut and the espresso chocolate are amazing.

  146. Christine R

    I would love to try the rolled coconut!

  147. I would also love to try Butterscotch!

  148. Kim K

    I’d love to try their new creation, Maple Crunch

  149. Maggie C

    Certainly, love to try the Whole-Wheat Walnut cookies!

  150. Allie f

    The Cranberry Almond cookies!

  151. I only recently got a craving for butterscotch icecream, so why not butterscotch shortbread? Heck, I’d even scoop the butterscotch icecream WITH the butterscotch cookie, LOL!

  152. MARGO B

    i would love to try the rolled coconut love their cookies oh my you can smell that place from afar oh soo good cookies

  153. Loretta

    Orange chocolate !

  154. Cindy Murray

    I would love to try the butterscotch bars!

  155. Jennifer

    Maple crunch

  156. Angela C

    Mmm… would love to try butterscotch bars!

  157. Rebecca Roberts

    The Butterscotch Crumbs are perfect for baking!

  158. OPR

    Espresso Chocolate sounds like it would be delicious. I have never tried this flavour of shorbread before & it sounds very interesting.

  159. Julie G

    I’m pretty sure the espresso chocolate cookies will appear in my Christmas stocking. Fingers crossed!

  160. Caryn Coates

    I would love to try the Mint Chocolate

  161. Julie Barrett

    I’d like to try the original and the maple crunch!

  162. Jo B

    I love butterscotch so my first choice would be the butterscotch bars. They all look delicious.

  163. Erica Seaman

    Maple Crunch would be a huge hit at my house, these cookies have Christmas written all over them. 🙂

  164. Joanne C

    Rolled coconut and orange chocolate sound so yummy!

  165. Anita H.

    Man, they all sound so delicious! I would love to try the Hazelnut cookies, thank you!

  166. Shortbread and cheesecake are my two indulgences.

    I’d pick the Traditional (my favourite) but since you already reviewed that, I’d pick Maple Crunch Shortbread.

    Besos Sarah.
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  167. Rachel Cryer

    Would like to try the Mint Chocolate

  168. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    Maple Crunch would be my choice every single time 🙂

  169. Rhonda Macleod

    I would love to try the Chocolate Crunch cookies 🙂

  170. Harvinderks

    I would like to try the chocolate crunch shortbread cookies.

  171. Monique L.S.

    I would like to try the Maple Crunch.

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