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