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.