Monday, July 11, 2011

Smile for Shortbread

I wanted to share my favorite recipe for shortbread with you today! It is the easiest cookie recipe I know, and takes about 10 minutes to get the batch in the oven! The perfect treat for a summer picnics or little get togethers.
Beca's Shortbread Cookie Recipe:
2 cups of all purpose flour (plus a little handful for kneading)
1/2 cup of confectioners sugar
1 cup (or about 2 sticks) of room temp butter
3 tsp of vanilla extract
A pinch or two of salt
Mix all your dry ingredients together and fold in the butter and vanilla. Dump the crumble ball of dough onto a floured surface, and knead gently until combined. Roll to about 1/4 inch thick and cut out your cookies.
Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes at 350. They should fluff up a bit, but not too much.
Your cookies should be fluffy and light, with a slightly browned bottom. Let them cool completely before you enjoy them! They will burn your tongue! I know from experience!
And don't forget to smile, often.
I also made a second batch in teacup shaped for a little shortbread tea party. They were delicious with some red grapes and dark chocolate.
xo,
Beca

14 comments:

  1. Yum! I'm filing this away to use later. I love the little smile press - I don't know what it's called but it's adorable!

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  2. i have NEVER made anything by scratch but this might change thanks to your recipe sharing!!! how PERFECT are those teacups and "smile" cookies! i love it. i think they would be the perfect gift to someone having a bad day cos let me tell you--they made me smile :) i always say i wish food was easier to send through the mail cos that would be the only thing i'd ever ask for for my birthday ha

    xo

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  3. Micaela! This recipe is SO easy and there is NO WAY you could mess it up! Give it a shot, you will feel so super proud when they're done!

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  4. LOVE the smile stampings! :)

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  5. i love these! too freakin adorable!

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  6. theyre good.....i just made them hehe see:

    http://getlala.blogspot.com/2011/07/easy-peasy-shortbread-cookies.html

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  7. Yummy! I can't wait to try this out. Thank you for the recipe!

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  8. delicious AND adorable! how cute are those cookie stamps?

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  9. :O This sounds so easy!!! I'll be trying this recipe today!!! YUM!

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  10. i usually don't care for shortbread but i think that adorable stamp could win me over to anything! thank you so much for posting this.

    xoxo
    http://tinylittlehappies.blogspot.com/

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  11. thank you thank you thank you!
    There i was miserably missing shortbread - not thinking to make it myself! . .and with chocolate!!!????

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  12. The teacup ones are too cute! Argh! Now I want to bake but don't have the time :(

    -Amber

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  13. I l-o-v-e that smile stamp! Adorable!!

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