Mary Macleod, a Scottish born home-economist, developed her world-class recipe while experimenting with a variety of Canadian flours in her commercial kitchens in Toronto. Her unique variation on traditional shortbread yielded a cookie so delicately balanced, rich and extraordinarily delicious that food critic James Beard declared it to be the best shortbread he had ever tasted.
Many share his view. Each year thousands visit Mary’s landmark location at 639 Queen Street East in Toronto to savour the heavenly fresh baked aroma and sample these now famous shortbread cookies.
Beautifully packaged in designer tins or translucent containers, Mary Macleod’s Shortbread is a staple for gift giving throughout the year and is shipped across North America. Friends, colleagues and clients will love it, but don’t forget to treat yourself! We invite you to visit and sample the delicious cookies first hand.