Friday, April 19, 2013

Shortbread Cookies

My sister and I made this shortbread recipe last night and it is already almost gone! Shortbread is one of my favorite desserts (I especially love it with tea but unfortunately, I was too impatient to try it last night and didn't even wait for the water to boil!) and this recipe is especially simple and delicious. Do you have a favorite dessert? I'd love for you to share :)

recipe from Just a Matter of Thyme by Roxie Kelley and friends

1/2 cup lightly salted butter, room temperature
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour

Grease pan* lightly (I used a spray oil) and preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter until light and mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add the flour and mix until smooth. Press the dough into the prepared pan and prick the entire surface with a fork. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before turning onto a cutting board to cut into wedges (best done while it is still warm). Sprinkle with powdered sugar to serve.

*The recipe notes that this is best when baked in a ceramic pan designed especially for shortbread but a small cake pan may be used instead. I actually used a ceramic pie pan and it worked just fine. Also note that if you use a glass pan, you maky have to adjust the temperature.

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and get to enjoy some down time from a crazy week :)



  1. This looks amazing! I'm not a huge baker, I would love to be but it might be too dangerous..... I could eat those all day!

  2. Caroline, I know what you mean! I have to try really hard not to eat everything that I bake all in one day :)