I get a little tired of the traditional red and green all over everything this time of year. This is so much more pleasing to the eye. Plus, who wants to eat a blood red cookie?
My grandmother used to make excellent shortbread. She'd melt the butter and sugar together using the heat of her bare hands, massaging it between her fingers until it all melded together uniformly. They were so buttery and tender and delicious. They would have been perfectly worthy of becoming little Totoros.