A versatile and crumbly shortbread cookie that can be peppered with your favourite combination of fruit and nuts; recently described by a friend of mine as moorish! I have used pistachio’s and dried cranberries here but other great combinations include white chocolate and cranberries, walnuts and dried peaches or good old fashioned chocolate chips. Whatever combination they will disappear very quickly!
With the nuts and dried fruit the dough isn't the easiest to slice, if you find the cookies crumbling while you are slicing them patch them back together and they will be fine. The cookies don't spread too much so you should be able to fit a fair few on each baking tray. It is worth experimenting with various nut/fruit combinations so try a different combination each time - enjoy!