Christmas Baking 2015 – Shortbread Cookies
Just thought I’d share our favourite Christmas recipes.
Nothing says Christmas like shortbread cookies. This recipe comes from my mom and melts in your mouth. The secret is low temperature baking.
- icing sugar 1/2 cup
- all purpose flour 2 cups
- butter, softened 1 cup (1/2 pound)
Mix the icing sugar and flour. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter (or cutting back and forth with 2 knives). When resembling the texture of coarse meal, knead the mixture on a flour covered surface for 5 minutes. Chill dough before rolling out. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with holiday shaped cookie cutters or a small glass. I like to roll my dough into balls and use a cookie press. This can be done without chilling the dough first. Transfer shapes to an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes at 250 degrees. Makes 30 cookies.
CHECK OUT OUR OTHER YEARLY CHRISTMAS RECIPES:
TOURTIERE – savoury meat pie to be eaten with main course