In baking terms, shortbread is as simple as one, two, three. One part sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour. But when it comes to making our own, we can’t help but change it up. Shortbread is a perfect base for flavor combinations galore, and we want to try them all! Pair any of these with your favorite cup of tea and you’ve got yourself one lovely afternoon treat.

1. Millionaire’s Shortbread: It’s all in the mix. This is basically a homemade Twix. And if you want to live by their ’90s slogan, (“Two for me. None for you.”) that’s not very nice, but we understand. (via Divine Chocolate)

2. Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread: Here’s your afternoon pick-me-up — a shot of espresso and one of these bad boys. (via Fine Cooking)

3. Shortbread Cookies With Banana, Nutella and Almonds: Shortbread turns into a well-rounded afternoon snack with a little fruit and nuts. And Nutella. Oh what would we do without Nutella? (via Steamy Kitchen)

4. Peanut Butter Shortbread Teabag Cookies: When peanut butter showed up to the tea party, things got crazy. (via Teaspoon)

5. Lavender Shortbread: Since lavender is so easy to grow in your home, you might have it on hand for some cooking. Throw it in some shortbread to make these pretty-in-purple cookies. (via Mountain Mama Cooks)

6. Dark Chocolate Shortbread Cookies With Pistachios and Sea Salt: No need to pop open your bag of pistachios this afternoon. Just pop a couple of these bad boys in your mouth. (via The Cake Merchant)

7. Chocolate Shortbread Parfaits: Don’t bake? We’ve got your back. Grab some chocolate Scotty’s and let them rest in between dollops of mousse. (via Beyond Frosting)

8. Reese’s Chocolate Shortbread Bars: Butter, chocolate and more (peanut) butter. There’s no way you aren’t going to like this. (via Bailey Bakes)

9. Lemon Shortbread Tartlets: Lemon bars are so last year. For this year’s spring fling, lemon tartlets are a must. (via Baked by Rachel)

10. Earl Grey Shortbread Squares: The Duke of Earl wanted in. And by “in,” we mean baked in. (via Honestly Yum)

11. Rosé-Marinated Berry Shortbread Tower: Stop drinking, start soaking (but save some rosé for later). Bubbly acts as the marinade in this berry tower. (via Top Billing)

12. White Chocolate Blueberry Shortbread: This just in — a bright and simple spread of desserts. (via I am Baker)

13. Cardamom Owl Shortbread Cookies: Whooooever got the idea to turn shortbreads into owls must have been one smart cookie. (via Evermine)

14. Butterfinger Shortbread Cookies: Here’s a way for you to secretly eat a candy bar and somehow feel less guilty about it. (via Savory Simple)

15. Mint Julep Shortbread Cookies: The Kentucky Derby will be here before we know it. Grab your Bourbon and make some appropriate treats for the occasion.(via Shrimp Salad Circus)

16. Alfajores: If you already know dulce de leche, then you should meet alfajores. You’re about to fall head over heels in amour for this South American dessert. (via Roxana’s Home Baking)

17. Pretzel Shortbread Bars: A little salty, a little sweet and a little crunch make for a mean pretzel shortbread bar. A little drizzle of chocolate wouldn’t hurt either. (via Martha Stewart)

18. Vanilla Bean and Fig Shortbread Drizzled With Honey Glaze: You knew you loved figs and honey, but bet you didn’t think to throw them on some shortbread. (via Vegetarian Ventures)

19. Strawberry Lemonade Shortbread Bars: Summer is coming… start making every version of lemonade you can think of. (via The Law Student’s Wife)

20. Shortbread Cookie Butter Spread: Let’s spread some cookie butter on cookies and really get this party started. This four-ingredient spread will definitely impress your guests. (via Amy’s Healthy Baking)

What is your favorite flavor of shortbread? Let us know in the comments below!