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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.


Hari Chandana P said...

Looks absolutely perfect.. Yummy !!!
Indian Cuisine

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Love shortbread cookies!

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny 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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