Friday, November 30, 2018

Classic Shortbread Cookies

Holiday Cookie Time : 

  • 1 C Butter (2 sticks) 
  • 1 C  Confections Sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 C  AP flour
Use good butter - since its important part of this Cookie . 

In a medium-sized bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla, and almond extract, then beat in the flour. The mixture may seem a little dry at first; keep beating till it comes together. If it absolutely won't come together, dribble in up to 1 tablespoon of water, until it does. This is a stiff dough

Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls onto a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Flatten each ball of dough to about 3/8" thick; use the bottom of a drinking glass, the tines of a fork, a cookie stamp, or whatever implement you think will make a pretty pattern. Bake the cookies for about 25 minutes in a preheated 300°F oven, until they're set but not really beginning to brown. Remove them from the oven, and cool on the pans, or on a rack. Yield: about 4 dozen small 

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