Thursday, December 3, 2009

Good Bye, Mr. Monk! (Butterscotch Shortbread)

Hello, everyone!

If you've known me for some time, you probably know that I am an obsessive and maybe even compulsive fan of Monk. I love the show. And I am so sad that they're ending it tomorrow night. Although I am sad to see the show come to an end, I'm also excited to find out what happened to Trudy. Mr. Monk will finally have peace in finding justice for Trudy!

This post is dedicated to Mr. Monk and his undying love for Trudy. Like he says in an episode, "Everyone should have a Trudy in their lives" I have a Trudy in my life. My sweet husband who I have been married to for over three years. We just had our anniversary a couple of weeks ago. I can't imagine my life without him. He is my love and I will love him forever, literally!

I think that is one of reasons why I'm so crazy about this show. It is hard to find a show that focuses on true love nowadays. Mr. Monk's dedication to Trudy is what every girl dreams of I think. My husband always tells me that he will never get married again if I died. I laugh not because I don't believe him but because I think it's cute. Guys, if your wife asks you if you would ever remarry if she dies, just answer "never!". :)

So tomorrow is the big day. The show will be over and we will all know what really happened to Trudy. I have a guess but I won't say anything. I'll see if my guess is right though. I am going to miss Mr. Monk so much! I've been watching this show for years! I'll be in tears when it's over. So this is my farewell to you, Mr. Monk. I made heart shaped butterscotch shortbread for you to celebrate your love for Trudy. This shortbread is simply amazing. My husband doesn't usually like shortbread but these ones he begs me to make more! A perfect texture, great butterscotch taste, simply the best!

Butterscotch Shortbread 

Printable Recipe


1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons Gold Medal all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt


Heat oven to 300 degrees F. In large bowl, beat butter, shorteing and sugars with elextric mixre on medium speed until creamy, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour and salt. (Dough will be dry and crumbly; use hands to mix completely.)

On lightly floured surface, roll dough into 9x6-inch rectangle. Cut into 11/2-inch squares or hearts. On ungreased cooie sheet, place squares about 1 inch apart.

Bake about 25 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool.


  1. Oh such lovely story. I don't watch it but I seem to know it now. Love all these heart shape shortbread that you made. Looks gorgeous and just perfect for such a lovely tribute.

  2. Awww this is the sweetest thing! I've only seen bits and pieces of episodes but it seemed like a good show. And you know I love shortbread!

  3. Ooohh, I love shortbread! They looked too pretty to be consumed. :)

  4. I hope you enjoy the last episode! Sounds like this cookie is a perfect way to celebrate the last show. They are very pretty cookies :D

  5. Hi everyone! Thanks for your comments! The last episode was amazing!! I cried and cried. :)

  6. wow, love the shortbread and the words on it too......

  7. Hi Lavanta Siva- Thanks for your comment!

  8. Whoa! I love your shortbread!
    They are so perfect! Yummy!
    I love Monk too :( Sad that it's over.

  9. Thanks Catalina. I am so sad that Monk is over too!

  10. I love all your cookies. Theyre all so big and pretty

  11. I love Monk too! It was such a great, clean show. I was sad that they ended it. :(