Nana's Shortbread

My Nana, Johanna, emigrated with her family from Shetland, Scotland in 1913.  I made shortbread with her when I was a child,  growing up in New Zealand.  The simple act of giving a few delicious biscuits has this wonderful, warm effect on its recipients; people remember it, appreciate it, and long for more.  Over the years, I've gifted my shortbreads to friends and family and a phrase has evolved : The Shortbread Effect.  I'm grateful to be able to share my Nana's traditions and kindness with others.  Share  with your family and friends and experience The Shortbread Effect for yourself!

Nana's Shortbread

Carefully homemade, melt in your mouth, buttery biscuits. My Nana's original recipe.

Each Box of Original contains 18 biscuits.

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Gluten-Free Shortbread

Using all organically sourced ingredients, I have created a Gluten Free option. I think Nana would approve!

Each Box of Original contains 18 biscuits.

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Chocolate Shortbread

A subtle undertone of dark Semi-Sweet Chocolate, that lingers on the palate.

Each Box of Chocolate contains 18 pieces.

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Snack Pack

The perfect companion for a cup of tea. Each snack pack contains two biscuits.  When ordering - please specify - 'Original' or 'Chocolate' in the notes.

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Party Favours

Custom Party Favours

Personal and Perfect! Weddings, Birthdays, Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, Christenings, Showers. Please message me to create a special gift for your friends and guests. Each pack contains 6 pieces of Shortbread.

Orders must be 25 units or more

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Personalised Boxes

Send me your logo or message for a special event - Corporate holiday client gifts, hotel guests in town for a special event. Minimum order 10 boxes.

The Shortbread Effect

Nothing excites our household more than the arrival of Nana’s shortbread. We try to ration ourselves to one piece a day to make it last longer! Nothing compares to this wonderful baked treat.
— Mindy, customer since 1990
...melt-in-your mouth buttery biscuits...
— The Washington Post Food Section
3 Nanas—the best, most classic shortbread cookies ever! Light as a feather, beautiful blond colour and fabulous taste.
— Brenda Holt, Chair WHC, Sisterhood Boutique

The Kiwi Kozy

These carefully handmade pillows can be used either hot (Microwave) or cold (Freezer) No plugs, batteries or wires. Sturdy, ergonomic, & heavy enough to create biofeedback healing effect. Kozys stay warm for a surprisingly long time when on your body. Kiwi Koolys are wonderfully soothing if you suffer from migraines.


Focused hot/cold relief for tight neck/trapezius, shoulders, hips, spine.


Focused hot/cold relief for back, abdomen, shoulders, knees, hips. Children prefer Kiwi Koolys to uncomfortably cold ice packs. Warm up cold beds & bodies in cold weather. Muscle & joint stiffness, tension & stress, menstrual cramps. Relief for arthritis, fibromyalgia, Raynaud discomfort. Soothe aches & pains, injury recovery & rehabilitation.

Kozy fabrics change from time to time. After placing your order, I will email you images of current fabric choices, so we may complete your order.

100% natural cotton & Rice - Cruelty Free

After over 20 years in business - customers return time after time to share

Kozy’s benefits with friends and family made by New Zealand RN/Yoga Instructor. Used by New Zealand families for generations.

Well cared for Kozys ( follow tag instructions) last up to 10 yrs!

The gift that keeps on giving!

100% All Natural + Cruelty Free

Put me on bones to rid aches and pains,

Put me on laps in the snow and the rain,

Put me in bed to warm and to cuddle,

Put me in coats to prepare for the puddles,

Put me in cars on your lap with the cat,

Put me in coats or to warm up your hat.

The Kozy Effect


This Kozy is the best Heating Pillow/Pad I have ever used. As a Tennis coach by profession, I am constantly dealing with aches and pains. I have both shapes, the square and long one. I find that the heat lasts a really long time and the weight of the Pillow allows for some compression which gives a deep penetration of the heat or cold! I recommend them to all my students, 5 STARS - Best in Class!
— Tony James
Hi Rhonda, I just wanted to follow up with
you about the Long Neck Kozys.
They are a HUGE success!
The doctors love them!
Also, you should see everyone’s faces when they
take their first bite of your Shortbread...
I want to tell them to “get a room”
Honestly - a HUGE HUGE success
— Julie - ER Staff gift coordinator Holy Cross Hospital. (Every ER Doctor received a Neck Kozy for Christmas)
Over the years I have bought numerous Kiwi Kozys and have kept and used every single one; after all the best present is the one you’d like to have. Their healing warmth has got me through the flu, cold nights and insomnia and I couldn’t do without them.
— Trisha de Borchgrave, Customer since 2001
Traditional Kiwi Kozy
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Kustom Kozys

I will create for you a Personalised Traditional Kozy for your

Family Reunion, Company/Staff gift, Fundraiser.

Kozys pictured created for EDS Society (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome)

Orders must be 20 or more.

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Long-Neck Kiwi Kozy
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In-Store Locations

Nana’s Shortbread


Frontstep Storefront - email Rhonda & 

pick up from her location in Nth Bethesda.

Kiwi Kozy

L'Hirondelle Club of Ruxton

7611 L'Hirondelle Club Rd,

Towson, MD 21204

410- 825-2400

Extend Yoga
12106 Wilkins Ave
North Bethesda, MD 20852