Shortbread is considered lucky. I have no idea why, and can't find out in a casual internet search. It has been a staple of my childhood new years eve's. If you know why it's lucky, please comment and let me know. It's baffling.
Maybe because it's golden and coin shaped?
I have made olive oil shortbreads before. They were spectacular. But I can't make them the same way twice! So this time I started with a standard shortbread and swirled some fun inside.
So what is your New Year's lucky tradition?
Balsamic Swirled Shortbread
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
2 tbsp Tangerine Balsamic
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the flour in gradually and mix until the dough sticks together nicely.
Make a well in the center of the dough and sprinkle the balsamic in. Stir around, but not too well.
Break off pieces in tablespoon sized chunks and flatten into discs.
Bake for 11-13 minutes.