Recipe: Shortbread Cookies

by GettingFreedom on March 24, 2009

If you’ve been around here very long, you know that I love to bake and make things from scratch. One thing you may not have figured out, though, is I really don’t like making cookies. It seems that I just don’t have the attention span for them. I’m a chewy cookie girl, so they don’t take long. I get sidetracked, and low and behold, I’ve overcooked them.

When I was making up a basket for my husband to take to work for Christmas, I came across a spectacular cookie. They almost didn’t make it in the basket. It does take a little bit of time to prepare, but they are definitely worth it.

And, believe it or not—it has only 3 ingredients.

Shortbread Cookies
1 cup butter
1 ½ cups flour
½ cup powdered sugar

Combine all of the ingredients and mix in your stand mixer for 10 minutes. It takes a full 10 minutes to get the batter to look like batter–so be patient.

Take a Ziploc bag and fill it with the batter. Snip a small piece off of the corner, making a piping bag. Pipe onto a cookie sheet. (These are small-ish cookies, about 3 inches).

Bake at 350° for about 15 minutes. You want the bottoms to brown a bit, but don’t let the tops brown.

If you feel so inclined, you can decorate with sprinkles, Hershey’s Kisses, cherries, frosting..anything your heart desires. I personally prefer them as is.

These things will melt in your mouth–and it will tough to share!

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