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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Shortbread Cookies


Today's post will be short and sweet. Summer is making me lazy and I need to keep myself busy busy busy. Then work begins to get hectic, so I like to do two thinks to keep me sane and calm. One being taking a nice walk and second is baking. In this case, I baked some delicious shortbread cookies. I had enough ingredients to make a few batches. Lately, when I bake, I make more than I intend to. Haha... Has that ever happened to you? I gave several batches to a friend and they were a hit with her son.

So when things seem hectic and run me ragged, I turn to stepping into the kitchen and baking up some delicious yummies. Cookies are good. The only thing missing is a nice cold glass of milk and all is right in my world again.

Makes roughly 4 dozen cookies.


Shortbread Cookies

1 c unsalted butter (room temp)
1 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c all-purpose flour
1 1/2 c cake flour
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350˚F

In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the salt and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour half cup at a time. Mix thoroughly until the flour is fully incorporated. You can roll out the dough into a sheet and cut out shapes using cookie cutters or form the dough into golf ball-sized balls and gently flatten them into 1/8-inch thick flat disc (slightly larger than a quarter)

(note: you can mold the dough into a log and keep it in the fridge until ready to bake and cut out discs)

Place on a silpat or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Spaced 2-3 inches apart.

Bake for 8 minutes and cool before consuming.

5 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Looks absolutely perfect.. Yummy !!!
Indian Cuisine

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Love shortbread cookies!

Kelly said...

These look so delicious! Great blog you have here and so glad to be your newest follower! :)

masini second said...

Oh my God this looks so good and i`m sure that it is delicious too. I think it is not a very difficult recipe so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.

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Delicious for sure...

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