Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dear Santa...

She mailed her letter today...
all by her wee self.

Shortbread

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees, and then combine:

2 c all purpose flour
3/4 c corn starch
1 c icing sugar
1 c softened butter

Mix all the ingredients together well, until it is a "dough-like" consistency... I am always amazed at the incredible silkiness of this dough-- it is so beautifully smooth, as a result of the cornstarch!

Roll the dough out on a cool, lightly-floured surface, to a 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out small circles, or long "finger" shapes. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, about two inches apart.

Bake in the middle of the oven for about 10 or 15 minutes... just until the cookies are slightly golden around the edges.

Remove from the oven, and while the cookies are still hot on the baking sheet, sprinkle the tops with granulated sugar. Allow to cool for 10 minutes or so, before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Best enjoyed with a cup of tea, and a wee girlie munching away
and drinking hot chocolate alongside you.

2 comments:

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

i remember that mailbox!!!!!

Suzie said...

I love the photo, very beautiful! Thanks for the recipe I plan on trying it (I keep your recipies in a folder so that I can find them when I want them). Do you perhaps have one for sugar cookies that I can make with my kiddos? The sort that is hopefully really easy for all involved and can't be mucked up? Please please pretty please with sugar on top? :-)

 
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