13 November 2010

Shortbread Cookies

The last time I tried making cookies with cookie cutters, it turned out a disaster! And the whole batch ended up in the bin.

Well, that was quite a while ago. Time to give it another shot...

I love shortbread. So when I came across a recipe for shortbread cookies, it went straight to my TO BAKE list. This recipe is easy, although you'll need some patience as the dough needs to be chilled a short while to firm up before you can roll it out for cutting.

130g flour
1/8 tsp salt
115g soft butter
30g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract till smooth and creamy.
Add flour and salt till dough comes together. 
Flatten dough slightly and chill for about half hour or till firm enough to handle.
With a rolling pin, roll out dough till about 1/4" thick. Cut to shape with cookie cutters.
Place on baking sheet and chill for about 10 min.
Bake at 170*C for 8-10 min. 

Chocolate Art:
Melt some chocolate.
Pour into piping bag.
Snip off a tiny bit of the corner.
Have fun decorating your cookies!


j3ss kitch3n said...

these cookies are pretty! great job!

Wen said...

Beautifully decorated festive cookies!

DG said...

Your Chrismassey cookies. Perfect!

NEL, the batter baker said...

Thanks for your kind words, ladies.
Need to improve on decorating skills though :)

Unknown said...

Delish, add a glass of milk for me please.

Passionate About Baking said...

Nice! I love shortbreads too! Good idea to decorate it with melted chocs! :)

NEL, the batter baker said...

Would that be a glass of warm or cold milk? ;)

It was a good idea indeed... usually, the hubby isn't much of a cookie person, but these he finished almost all of them! LOL.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

These shortbread cookies looked so festive and delicious! I love shortbread, and love chocolate even more, lol! Thanks for sharing this. :)

Smoothie Recipes said...

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