CLICK HERE FOR FREE BLOGGER TEMPLATES, LINK BUTTONS AND MORE! »

Monday, December 20, 2010

Walkers Shortbread Holiday Recipes and a Giveaway!

Have you ever had Walkers Shortbread products?   If not, you're missing out on a great treat.    I've blogged before about my family's love of their products.    We especially like their individual two packs of fingers or chocolate chip cookies.    They're great for lunch bags or I sent them along as snacks when my son went to Europe this past summer and my daughter interned in Washington, D.C.   They're much better than the usual cookies you find in stores. 

I was pleasantly surprised to be contacted by Walkers and asked to review their products and make a few recipes with their products.    They sent me several of the simpler recipes to try because I think they'd heard of my famous cooking (in)abilities.    Yet I managed to make tasty treats anyway!





I received their Shortbread Fingers which I already love!   They're so rich and buttery tasting and are great plain or I like them dipped into my hot tea or coffee.    I also used them to make the Caramel Nut Bars recipe off of their site.  

 

 

Caramel Nut Bars


1 cup caramels
1 tbls. water
8 Walkers Shortbread Fingers
1/2 cup chopped cashews

In a heavy saucepan, combine water and caramels over low heat to melt the caramels. Stir frequently until smooth. Dip the shortbread fingers in the hot caramel sauce, turning until coated. Roll in the chopped cashews and place on wax paper.  P.S.   My daughter's job was the rolling in the cashews....just saying :)








The Mini Oatcakes were new to me, and are also  tasty treats, especially when served with cheese or other toppings.    I used these to make the following recipe off their site.

Blue Cheese Topped Oatcakes


Walkers Mini Oatcakes
Blue Cheese
Cream Cheese
Apples
Toasted Walnuts

Blend 1/2 and 1/2 blue cheese and cream cheese.  Spread that on top of the cracker, with a slice of apple and toasted walnuts.











I received several other items to sample also.    One was the Strathspey pictured at left which is a traditional  fruitcake topped with marzipan and sugar icing.   This is also tasty, rich and sweet.










Both of the recipes would be perfect to serve for a holiday gathering of any sort.   They would be great for Christmas parties or New Year's gatherings.   The other products such as the Strathspey or the Glenfiddich Highland Whiskey Cake (I can't wait to try this!) would be perfect also. 

Thanks to Iza and Walkers Shortbread, one lucky reader of my blog will receive three of these products to try themselves.    You will receive the Shortbread Fingers, the Mini Oatcakes, and the Strathspey.   Let the salivating begin!


Buy It:    Check out Walkers Shortbread at many stores, at Amazon, or  at their website.

Win It:   Walkers Shortbread has been generous and offered one of my readers Mini Oatcakes, Shortbread Fingers, and Strathspey. 


Mandatory Entry:   Please visit Walkers Shortbread and tell me another product not reviewed above you'd like.
 
Extra Entries:  

1)  Follow me on GFC  (2 entries so leave 2 comments)
2)  Subscribe to my feed
3)  Sign up for my email newsletter in the upper right side bar and make sure to verify the link in the email you'll receive   (2 entries so leave 2 comments)
4)   Blog about this on your own blog with a link here and to Walkers Shortbread.    (5 entries so leave 5 comments)
5)  Enter any other open giveaway.
6)  Tell me another recipe from their site you'd like to try. 
7)  Read my post about swagbucks HERE and leave a comment on it.   Come back to let me know on this post
8)  Join swagbucks through the referral link on this post and get 5 extra entries.  You must be an active member of swagbucks by the end of the giveaway for these entries to count.  Make sure to leave 5 separate entries

RULES:
Giveaway begins now and ends Thurs Dec. 30th  at 10PM EST.   Must be 18 or older to enter and must reside in the US. Winner will be selected with random.org and will be notified by email.   Winner must respond by within 24 hours  or a new winner will be selected.    Prize will be mailed from Walkers Shortbread.

Disclosure:   I have not been compensated in any way for this review.   My review is my own and my honest opinion.

187 comments:

  1. I like the quadruple chocolate cookies.

    slb3334@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I would love to try the Orange Viennese Cookies
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I follow your blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com
    #1

    ReplyDelete
  4. I follow your blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com
    #2

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'd love to try the Baked Ginger Apples recipe!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I would love to try the Chocolate Chip Shortbread. I love shortbread and I love chocolate chips so this would be wonderful to try!

    LWons@HotMail.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would love to try the Butter Digestive Biscuits also.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  8. I follow you on GFC(5webs)
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net
    1

    ReplyDelete
  9. I follow you on GFC(5webs)
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net
    2

    ReplyDelete
  10. I subscribe via Google Reader
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  11. I subscribe via E-mail
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net
    1

    ReplyDelete
  12. I subscribe via E-mail
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net
    2

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'd love to try the recipe for the Brie and Caramelized Onion Tarts with Oatcake Crust.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  14. I would like to try their plum pudding.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am a gfc follower.
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. follower 2
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm a food historian- I have to say the Christmas pudding is a sentimental favorite of mine: Rich, moist Christmas pudding with an added "tot" of Glenfiddich Whisky.
    I order this every year. writer61@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I just subscribed to your email list- and please keep me updated! writer61@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'd like the Festive Shapes Shortbread.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Email subscriber #1

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Email subscriber. #2

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  22. GFC Follower #1

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  23. FC Follower #2

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hi! I follow you. :)

    aliasgirl1976@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I would like to try the White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies...they sound so yummy! Thank you for a great food giveaway. :)

    aliasgirl1976@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. Top / Scottish Cookies / Quadruple Chocolate Cookies
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  27. would like to try Abbey's Infamous Cheesecake
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I would love to try the stem ginger cookies

    theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  29. I would like to try the raspberry thins.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  30. quadruple chocolate cookies mrs.mommyyatgmail

    ReplyDelete
  31. The plum pudding looks yummie!!

    clarahuh at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  32. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I WOULD LIKE TO TRY THE Glenfiddich Plum Pudding

    ReplyDelete
  33. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    SIGNED UP FOR YOUR E-MAIL

    ReplyDelete
  34. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    SIGNED UP FOR YOUR E-MAIL #2

    ReplyDelete
  35. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  36. I'd love to try the Quadruple Chocolate Cookies. Drool.
    elysesw@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. I follow you on GFC.
    elysesw@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. we would try the quadruple chocolate cookies.

    ReplyDelete
  39. I like the quadruple chocolate cookies.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  40. I love these shortbreads, but I never though to make things with them--what a great idea! I am definitely saving these recipes. Another product I'd love to try are the Lemon Thins.
    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  41. I follow on GFC (1)
    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  42. I follow on GFC (2)
    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  43. I subscribe to your feed
    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  44. I'm an email subscriber (1)
    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  45. I'm an email subscriber (2)
    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  46. I'd also like to make the Baked Ginger Apples
    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  47. I want Glenfiddich Highland Whisky Cake

    ReplyDelete
  48. The almond shortbread sounds really good.

    iridia718 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  49. I'd like to try the Chocolate Chip Shortbread
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  50. GFC follower (1)
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  51. GFC follower (2)
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  52. E-mail subscriber (1)
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  53. E-mail subscriber (2)
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  54. I like the Almond Apricot Tart recipe
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  55. I'd like the Quadruple Chocolate Cookies

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

    ReplyDelete
  56. I'm a GFC follower #1

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

    ReplyDelete
  57. I'm a GFC follower #2

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

    ReplyDelete
  58. I'd like to try the Lemon Thins!

    ReplyDelete
  59. I would like to try the Orange Viennese Cookies.
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  60. I follow you on GFC(Linda G)
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  61. The White Chocolate and Raspberry cookies look like they would make me a very happy camper.

    glycinemax at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  62. I would like to try their recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Bars: http://www.walkersus.com/Recipes/Recipe.aspx?ID=15

    glycinemax at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  63. I follow your blog via GFC.

    glycinemax at gmail dot com

    (1/2)

    ReplyDelete
  64. I follow your blog via GFC.

    glycinemax at gmail dot com

    (2/2)

    ReplyDelete
  65. Butterscotch Shortbread Rings - YUMMY
    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  66. Follow via GFC #1
    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  67. Follow via GFC #2
    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  68. I absolutely adore Walker's Shortbread and would love to try all their other delicious offerings. None of them are available in our local stores, except the shortbread. One of want to try is the Quadruple Chocolate Cookies.

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

    ReplyDelete
  69. I follow you on Google Friend Connect. (Debbie C)

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com
    #1

    ReplyDelete
  70. I follow you on Google Friend Connect. (Debbie C)

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com
    #2

    ReplyDelete
  71. I'd like the Glenfiddich Highland Whisky Cake

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  72. Glenfiddich Highland Whisky Cake must be really popular but in our case it happens to be a favourite of my husband!
    Many thanks for the opportunity and the best of Holidays to you and yours!

    ReplyDelete
  73. I think the Chocolate Chip Shortbread sounds soooo yummy!

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  74. I follow your blog with GFC. Entry 1

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  75. I follow your blog with GFC. Entry 2

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  76. these look yummy!
    http://www.walkersus.com/products/233-walkers-shortbread-milk-chocolate-orange-royals.aspx

    ReplyDelete
  77. The Dark Chocolate Ginger Royals sound delicious!

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  78. I follow you with google friend connect.
    entry 1

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  79. I follow you with google friend connect.
    entry 2

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  80. I signed up for your email newsletter.
    entry 1

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  81. I signed up for your email newsletter.
    entry 2

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  82. Another recipe I would love to try is the Carrot Halwa Cheesecake.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  83. I would like to try their Quadruple Chocolate cookies.

    nera_caligula(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  84. #1

    GFC follower.

    nera_caligula(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  85. #2

    GFC follower.

    nera_caligula(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  86. I subscribe to your feed with Google Reader.

    nera_caligula(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  87. #1

    Email subscriber.

    nera_caligula(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  88. #2

    Email subscriber.

    nera_caligula(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  89. I would like to try the Blueberry Crumble recipe.

    nera_caligula(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  90. I would love to try the Quadruple Chocolate Cookies from Walkers Shortbread.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  91. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  92. I am following via Google Friends Connect #2.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  93. I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

    ReplyDelete
  94. I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com #2.

    ReplyDelete
  95. I am subscribed via Google Reader.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  96. I would love to try the Carrot Halwa Cheesecake Recipe.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  97. I would like to try the milk chocolate orange royal shortbread cookies...they sound delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  98. There some real good recipes there. The blueberry crumble sounds tasty. I had never thought about using these cookies in something other than just a cookie.

    ReplyDelete
  99. I commented on the Swagbucks post....keep those Amazon cards coming!

    ReplyDelete
  100. The Quadruple Chocolate Cookies look delicious. Thanks!

    tomtwo78 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  101. I love these cookies, and all the recipes.

    ReplyDelete
  102. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
    Happy New Year!
    =]

    ReplyDelete
  103. My husband loves Walker's Shortbread.
    gardnerad@juno.com

    ReplyDelete
  104. The white chocolate raspberry cookies look divine though I'm also wanting to sing my teeth into the Strathspey I'm a crazy marzipan lover yummy.
    frellathon(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  105. I started following you on gfc
    frellathon(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  106. I started following you on gfc
    frellathon(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  107. Omg the Almond Apricot tart my mother would go nuts for. Her fave fruit and nut in one yummy deliciousness
    frellathon(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  108. Would love to try the oatflake and cranberry cookies

    wendyhines at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  109. I follow via GFC
    wendyhines at hotmail dot com
    1

    ReplyDelete
  110. I follow via GFC
    wendyhines at hotmail dot com
    2

    ReplyDelete
  111. I love Shortbread, but the Quadruple Chocolate Cookies look great too.

    ReplyDelete
  112. I would like to try the buttery shortbread rings topped with the smoothest dark chocolate
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  113. I would like the Scottish Cookie Assortment.

    ReplyDelete
  114. I'm all about those Quadrupole Chocolate cookies - yum!

    stormraven at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  115. Chocolate Chip Shortbread!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  116. I'd like to try Dark Chocolate Ginger Royals

    ReplyDelete
  117. I'd like to try the Glenfiddich Highland Whiskey Cake, something different

    erroneous02(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  118. GFC follower (greenup06) 1

    erroneous02(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  119. GFC follower (greenup06) 2

    erroneous02(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  120. I'd like to try the Orange Viennese Cookies.
    neztep at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  121. i would also like the White Chocolate & Raspberry Cookies
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  122. Holy cow! I would love the Peter Pan tin with cookies in it! What a classic!

    1x2x1(at)live(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  123. I'd like to try the raspberry thins.

    theolotto@yahoo.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  124. I follow on GFC aa theolotto.

    theolotto@yahoo.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  125. I follow on GFC as theolotto #2.

    theolotto@yahoo.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  126. I love Butter Digestive Cookies. Thanks!

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

    ReplyDelete
  127. I follow you via GFC as dwellenstein. #1

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

    ReplyDelete
  128. I follow you via GFC as dwellenstein. #2

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

    ReplyDelete
  129. I subscribe via Google Reader.

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

    ReplyDelete
  130. I am an email subscriber. #1

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

    ReplyDelete
  131. I am an email subscriber. #2

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

    ReplyDelete
  132. Brandy Butter sounds like a wonderful recipe.

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

    ReplyDelete
  133. Chocolate Chip Shortbread sounds great

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  134. I'd like to try the Baked Ginger Apples recipe
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  135. id love to try the Quadruple Chocolate Cookies

    ReplyDelete
  136. 1 google friend klp1965
    kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  137. 2 google friend klp1965
    kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  138. rss google feed subscriber
    kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  139. The Chocolate Half-Covered Shortbread Rings look wonderful.

    hebert024 at aoldot com

    ReplyDelete
  140. id love to try the Carrot Halwa Cheesecake recipe :)

    ReplyDelete
  141. I would like the peter pan tin.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

    ReplyDelete
  142. I follow your blog with gfc as degood.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

    #1

    ReplyDelete
  143. I follow your blog with gfc as degood.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

    #2

    ReplyDelete
  144. subscribe to your rss feed in google reader.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

    ReplyDelete
  145. I would like to try the baked ginger apples from their recipies.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

    ReplyDelete
  146. I'd like the chocolate chip shortbread.

    pandahugger(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  147. Their "Keepsake Tin" would make a great gift!

    nesta 67 {at} live dot com

    ReplyDelete
  148. I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

    ReplyDelete
  149. I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect. #2

    ReplyDelete
  150. I'm subscribed to your RSS feed in my Google Reader.

    ReplyDelete
  151. Love the quadruple chocolate cookies!

    ReplyDelete
  152. ahh take me back to my England days...sigh...Chocolate Chip Shortbread

    ReplyDelete
  153. The Blueberry Crumble sounds good.

    ReplyDelete
  154. White Chocolate & Raspberry Cookies 60 Two Packs

    ReplyDelete
  155. I'd love to try the White Chocolate & Raspberry cookies. Sounds yummy!

    lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  156. I like the quadruple chocolate cookies.

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

    ReplyDelete
  157. I follow you with GFC~Deb K

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

    1

    ReplyDelete
  158. I follow you with GFC~Deb K

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

    2

    ReplyDelete
  159. I'd also like to make the Baked Ginger Apples!

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

    ReplyDelete
  160. Email Subscriber

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

    ReplyDelete
  161. I like London Double-Decker Bus

    ReplyDelete
  162. The Quadruple Chocolate Cookies look good.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  163. I follow on GFC.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  164. 2.I follow on GFC.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  165. I subscribe by feed.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  166. I subscribe by email.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  167. 2.I subscribe by email.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  168. I commented on your swagbucks post.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  169. Carrot Halwa Cheesecake recipe looks good.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  170. I would love to try the Quadruple Chocolate Cookies.

    ReplyDelete
  171. I'd like the Quadruple Chocolate Cookies. garrettsambo@aol.com

    ReplyDelete