Shortbread Mini Loaves with Homemade Strawberry Preserves


My hubby loves shortbread! Me too! The rich, buttery taste! Yes please!! πŸ™‚

Through experimenting, I came up with a low-glycemic recipe of this most tasty treat. Oh! My!

Before it was even cooked, my fingers continually seemed to find their way into the bowl, covered in rich goodness that just had to be licked off. πŸ˜‰


The outer parts came outΒ more crisp, while the inner parts are soft….and oh so delicious with the preserves!

And aren’t Β these mini loaf baking dishes adorable!? Would you believe that I found them on clearance the other day for 48 cents each!? Yes, I said 48 cents! πŸ˜€


So Fiesta Friday here I come with one of my new favorite desserts! And while you are filling up your tummies with all the delicious food at the party, let me help you burn a few of those calories through a good laugh.


“What is this picture?” you ask. Well friends, it is my hand and my toaster oven sprinkledΒ covered with buttery goodness. This is not the only place it went…I am pretty sure I will be finding this stuff in very unique places for days weeks to come. πŸ˜€ Β Beginning to think I might be dangerous with a hand mixer… πŸ˜‰Β 

Shortbread Mini Loaves with Homemade Strawberry Preserves

  • Servings: 2 mini loaves + 14 cookies
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*Created by Lori at Creating Beauty in the KitchenΒ 


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Homemade strawberry preserves, which can be found HERE


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Beat butter, honey, and vanilla with a mixer until all combined and there is a creamier texture.
  • Pour in one cup of flour at a time and mix. Continue this until all the flour is mixed in.
  • Grease your mini loaf pans.
  • Put a layer of the dough in the bottom. Cook them in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Take them out of the oven…the middle will look a little mushy. Put some preserves right there in the middle and it will kind of sink in.
  • Cook for about 12 more minutes in the oven.

*For cookies, cook for about 10-12 minutes*

In addition to the mini loaves, I made some cookiesΒ with the extra dough….some with preserves, some without.


A Big thanks to Angie at The Novice Gardener….the brain and heart behind this fantastic party we get to go to every week! Also, thanks so much to Sue at Birgerbird and Prudy at Butter, Basil & Breadcrumbs for co-hosting!

Not familiar with this party? Please come join us! We would love to have you!

Looking forward to seeing what each of you bring…I love Fridays!



87 thoughts on “Shortbread Mini Loaves with Homemade Strawberry Preserves

  1. My shirt and hand mixer are best of friends! πŸ˜€
    I noticed the baking dishes at first, Lori! The mini loaves are amazing and I love that you put homemade strawberry preserves. πŸ™‚

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  3. Wow Lori – these look wonderful. I don’t think I have ever had a shortbread, hummmmmm. (((NOTE TO SELF))) While Lori is here keep the hand mixer hid – ROFLOL

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    • Thanks mom, and roflol about the hand mixer! You better not hide that thing….I have some goodies planned for you all! πŸ˜‰ ❀


  4. LORI!!!! How long has it been since I’ve visited that I didn’t know you had new blog artwork?!?! I feel like a terrible blogger friend. It looks wonderful, and just like you! πŸ™‚

    I loooooove shortbread too, although I’ve never tried a shortbread loaf! I’m so excited that you were able to make a low-glycemic version for you and the hubs. It looks faaaaabulous with those berry preserves. Mmm!

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    • So good to see you over here Lina! I have definitely missed you! Thanks for noticing my artwork…so glad you like it!
      Thanks so much….I really loved the shortbread! Yum yum! πŸ™‚


  5. You’ve been making me crave strawberries over here! I guess I know what is on my grocery shopping list for next week. Thanks for bringing these to FF, and have a wonderful weekend! πŸ˜€

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  6. Looks fabulous!!! πŸ™‚ Hehe I’ve had more than one mishap with my beaters! With cocoa powder, whipping cream, butter… all kinds of things! It’s fun! πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks Arl! Ah, shortbread really is so good, isn’t it?! Hope you are having a good day! Still can’t get over your beautiful cake!!


  7. Welcome, welcome, welcome my lovely Lori!! First, let me tell you how much I love your header… It’s absolutely adorable…it’s you. I LOVE it!!
    Thank you so much for bringing these gorgeous shortcakes to share with us at Fiesta Friday! I love the little dishes that they’re pretty! They sound absolutely delicious….

    …And my love, I wouldn’t care if you got batter all over my kitchen if this is what came from it!! Hahahaha!! You should buy a “Warning… Baker Handling Dangerous Mixer” sign!
    Have a lovely weekend! ❀

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    • So sweet Julianna! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am so glad you like my cute 48 cent loaf pans! That is my kind of deal! πŸ™‚


  8. Baking dishes for 48 cents?! Oh my! Love this recipe, especially using the strawberry preserves you posted the other day. YUM! Happy Fiesta Friday! πŸ™‚

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  9. They look too good with the strawberry preserve….And the cookies as well with the strawberry preserve, wow Yum! And 48 cents for the baking dish, hahaha I guess I would hunt for it now πŸ™‚

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  10. Pleased to meet you, Lori. You sure have created a beauty in the kitchen! These mini-loaves are gorgeous. I think it is the best way of showcasing strawberries in baking. The cookies look goo~d too! I know what you mean about, ‘I will be finding this stuff in very unique places for days weeks to come.’


  11. Those mini dishes are so cute and you really put them to the perfect use! These mini loaves look amazing and love that you added homemade preserve! That pic of your hand cracked me up. Been there, done that, ha ha!

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    • Thanks for loving my mini dishes! I think they are adorable! πŸ™‚ Thanks for all your kind words, and glad I gave you a good laugh! πŸ™‚


  12. Yummy small loaves, Lori! I’m so jealous that you’ve got these pretty mini-dishes! Here it’s so difficult to get such nice stuff.
    And about hand mixture… mine is going crazy sometimes too, or it’s my hand.. πŸ˜€

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    • The Kitchen Collection….isn’t that great?! Thanks for appreciating them! πŸ™‚
      Glad I gave you a laugh with the hand thing… πŸ™‚


  13. I love shortbread! and low glycemic, what could be more perfect. I find your talent at decorating the kitchen amazing! And with such a unique medium… πŸ˜‰


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