Sunday, December 7, 2008

Winter Shortbread Cookie Sticks

Winter weather brings out the baker in me... so today lets have some shortbread cookies. 

Shortbread is classic and a great recipe to master. Its so simple yet absolutely scrumptious and very versatile. You can dip them in chocolate, decorate them with icing, or just have them plain.
My recipe is for simple plain shortbread that will go great with coffee or tea. So whip some up and invite someone over to share them with.

Shortbread cookies

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

(In a separate bowl combine salt and flour and set aside)

-In mixer bowl, cream butter (1min)
-Add sugar until smooth (2min)
-Add vanilla
-Slowly add flour mixture, stirring gently

-Flatten dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze for 30 min
-Roll out dough onto floured surface. Thickness should be between 1/2 -1/4 inch
-Cut into desired shape
-Place cookies in freezer for 10 minutes to firm them up again
-Sprinkle cookies with sugar
-Line baking sheet with parchment paper
-Bake for 10 minutes @ 350
-Let cool on a wire wrack

1 comment:

Nagmeh Phelan said...

This is sooo cute. I love it!