Saturday, April 8, 2017

Simply Perfect Vanilla Shortbread Bunnies


I have a fantastic Shortbread Recipe to share with you
from the cookbook Butter Baked Goods. I've made it
twice already! It's an easy Spring recipe that you can whip 
up at a moments notice! All you need are butter, flour, 
powdered sugar and vanilla, and you are ready to bake!!

If you're like me and look for quick and easy recipes,
 then these cookies are for you! They don't require 
any chilling time, are easy to roll out, and bake in 
15 minutes. 
The recipe does call for 2 tablespoons of vanilla,
but it's not overpowering. I loved it and when my son
walked into the kitchen he said that the house smelled
like a cake shop! mmmm!

So, roll out your dough, cut out as many shapes as you can 
(using your choice of cookie cutter), place on a parchment 
lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.  Let cool 
completely and add any icing decorations.
I just happened to have some pink icing from another
project, and meant to just use it as "glue" to attach my
sprinkle buttons to the cookies, but I thought that it
looked really cute by itself, so I left some of the cookies
with pink icing tails. (tip #106)

VANILLA SHORTBREAD
adapted from here

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup icing (powdered) sugar
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons pure vanilla (yes, tablespoons)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 325F. In a stand mixer fitted with
a paddle attachment, cream the butter and icing
sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. 
Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Turn the mixer to low and add the flour and mix 
until just combined. Scrape down the sides of the
bowl. Add the vanilla and mix to combine.

Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface.
Use a ruling pin to roll out the dough to about 1/4
inch thick. Use a cookie cutter of your choice to cut
out as many cookies as you can from the dough.
(You can get about 24 cookies using a 2 1/2 inch 
circular cutter. I got 24 using my 4" x 2" bunny
cutter.) Carefully transfer to a parchment lined
cookie sheet and place about 1/2" apart.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or 
until the cookies are lightly golden brown around
the edges.  Remove from the oven. Transfer to 
wire racks to cool.


"Mini Pink" made these adorable cookies with the scraps
of dough that I had left. Perfect for another Barbie Tea!
So cute! Don't you think?!
Happy Baking!!



11 comments:

  1. Love shortbread so I will try this recipe. I bed all that vanilla makes them even more special.

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    1. The vanilla definitely make these cookies special!! I think you'll love them!!

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  2. Is there any reason that the "Pin" to Pinterest is not shown on your posts. I'd really love to save this to my Easter Board. Thank You

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    1. Hi Lexie! Just added a pin it button - under the "Welcome" at top. I'm getting a blog makeover and am working on that, so hopefully soon I'll be up-to-date on all the latest buttons! Thank you so much!!

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    2. Thank you so much. I'm glad you said where it would be because I couldn't find it at first. Good luck on a new "blog makeover"...I love all your photography and delicious recipes. Thank you for all you do.

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    3. Thank YOU Lexy for following the blog and for all your lovely comments!!

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  3. I love these! You're just amazing, not only as a baker/creator but as a friend! Hugs!~ Debbie 🌹

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    2. Thank you my sweetest friend!! Hugs!!

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  4. These are so cute want to make these ... perfect for a Easter Bunny tea... thank you, with love Janice

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    1. Thank you so much Janice!! They are so easy and turn out perfect every time!

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