that's all you need to make the most wonderful shortbread cookies EVER!
yep, 3 measly ingredients to wow your families taste buds.
craig's mom made these for his birthday, and ever since i've been just a tad addicted to them.
here are the amounts you will need:
1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened. you must use butter, no butter imitators allowed!
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
cream butter and brown sugar in mixing bowl.
when your mixer starts walking across the counter, finish mixing by hand.
if it is too flaky add a tad of water to the dough.
now the important part.
lay out some flour on you dough mat or counter and knead the heck out of the dough til it isn't flaky any more.
like for 5 to 8 minutes.
beat it, punch it, take out all your stress on it.
(like the fact that there is already 18 inches of snow on the ground and it is still snowing!)
have i mentioned i dislike winter?
place on a ungreased cookie sheet.
now this is the most important IMPORTANT part.
empty the entire cookie sheet into a bowl, grab a giant mug of hot cocoa, walk into the living room
and cozy onto the couch under a big comfy quilt, ignore the 18 + inches of blowing snow outside,
turn the TV to lifetime movie network and relax!
you just baked...you deserve it!
9 months ago