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.


  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!

  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


  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!

  4. LOVE the smile stampings! :)

  5. i love these! too freakin adorable!

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

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

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

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

  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.


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

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


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