Shortbread Cookie Tradition {Miss December}

December 16, 2013

Hey Ladies! I’m back on this fine Monday to share another tradition with you guys from the Kubler family. And this one is Y U M M Y!

Growing up my grandmother always made Christmas cookies with us. It quickly morphed into a tradition she mostly did with my little brothers, but I greatly reaped the benefit of said tradition. This year, I wanted to start it with C. Since he can’t really help too much, I went over to my sister’s and did it with her kiddos, too.

Warning: kids are messy. And when kids are involved, projects often take 10x longer, are 10x messier, and we lose our patience 10x quicker. BUT having them involved and making memories is worth so much more than our messy kitchens, lost time, and bad attitudes. So let’s get over ourselves and let kids be kids!

I’m sharing with you today and e a s y recipe for short bread cookies. Like so easy that you probably have all the ingredients already!

Recipe: 

1cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour 
 
Instructions: 
  • Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar and vanilla
    with spoon. Stir in flour. (If dough is crumbly, mix in 1 to 2
    tablespoons butter or margarine, softened.)
  • Roll dough 1/2 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into small shapes
    by hand or use cookie cutters. Place 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie
    sheet.
  • Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until set and bottoms are light golden brown.
    Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely,
    about 30 minutes.

Extra: 
-Add food coloring.
-Sprinkles
-sugar on top before you bake
-candied fruit
-chocolate chips

These little cookies are so stinking addictive. Not to mention one batch makes a ton! I’d love to hear of some Christmas recipes you always make! So comment below so we can all copy your recipe!!!

 

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Also, don’t forget to share your favorite cookie recipes with us on Friday for our MSWB Christmas Cookie Swap link-up!

Aleesha Banks December 17, 2013 at 4:44 am

These turned out great. I would love to have just one of these right now. I would add red hots to them.

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