Posted by: briellethefirst | March 8, 2015

Shortbread


Butter, Sugar, Vanilla

Butter, Sugar, Vanilla

1/2 c Butter (soft)

1/2 c Sugar

tsp Vanilla (optional)

 

 

 

Smash up

Smash up

Cream this together. Yes, just keep smashing it all together til it’s smooth and creamy.

Creamy, fluffy

Creamy, fluffy

Mix in 1 c Flour

 

 

Dry, crumbly dough

Dry, crumbly dough

Mix well. It’ll look really dry and crumbly, that’s OK.

Divide into 2 or more parts

Divide into 2 or more parts

Turn it out onto the cookie sheet, divide it into 2 sections and flatten each into a big, round cookie, smashing all the crumbly bits gently together.

Make it about 1/4 inch thick, or about a finger deep.

Not too thick, about a finger

Not too thick, about a finger

 

Docking

Docking

Now dock it to make it look pretty and cook evenly.

Any design you want.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 min or until it starts to just lightly golden at the edges.

Just golden, shift from sheet carefully

Just golden, shift from sheet carefully

If it browns it’ll be overdone. Cut them into wedges. If you want you can add chopped nuts to the dough or drizzle caramel or chocolate on the finished cookies.

Cut into wedges

Cut into wedges

Enjoy with tea, milk, coffee…yum!

 

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