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Sunday, January 22, 2012

mangia mondays 46: shortbread cookies

hiya, readers!
welcome to another

a blog hop i co-host each week with the outstanding
lisa from shine your light!

this week,
i had a hankerin' for
shortbread cookies

3/4 lb unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 C sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
{i used turbinado sugar for sprinkling}
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt

1. preheat oven to 325 f.

2. in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter & sugar until they are just combined. add the vanilla.

3. in another bowl, sift together the flour & salt, then add them to the butter/sugar mixture. mix on low speed  until the dough starts to come together. dump onto a surface dusted with flour & shape into a flat disk. wrap in plastic & chill for 30 minutes.

4. roll the dough 1/2 inch thick & cut with cookie cutter of your choice. {i found that cookie cutters with open tops are easiest since the dough tended to break if a had to shake a cookie cutter to get the dough out.} 

5. place the cookies on an un-greased baking sheet & sprinkle with sugar. bake until the edges begin to brown, about 20 minutes. allow to cool to room temperature.

what i LOVE about shortbread is that you can do SO much with it.
i opted to dip half of mine in a lemon glaze & add some colorful sprinkles!
you can make a savory variety to serve with cheese,
dip in chocolate,
add nuts,
go wild! :)
who knew shortbread was so crazy!?

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until next time,
dowlings, out!


  1. Thanks for hosting. This is an easy sweet and spicy mustard.

  2. Love shortbread! Thanks for the recipe.

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

  3. These look so pretty! I like that you made them on the thick side.

  4. Your cookies look so fun and tasty! I linked up 2 recipes today: one for eggy breakfast muffins (perfect for freezer breakfasts), and one for homemade wholewheat sesame crackers. Who knew you could make your own crackers?! Thanks for the linky.

  5. I love your new look! And the cookies look delicious too :)

  6. Hi Kristin, Thanks for hosting. I'm sharing a recipe for a lovely vegetarian tagine, that could easily be made vegan. Have a great week. I hope you'll join in at WHole Food Wednesdays!

  7. Thank you for hosting this party! Enjoy the week ahead. :)

  8. Thanks for hosting! This was my first time joining the linking party and I will definitely be back next week. Thanks again!

  9. Hi Kristin!
    I would simply love it if you to chose to put up this great shortbread cookie post or another of your posts on my linky, so that we can create an invigorating collection of seasonal ideas that will be an inspirational resource for our readers.
    Seasonal Celebration Sunday #1
    This is my first and I am hoping that you will chose to include my new linky in your weekly linky list!
    Please feel free to link-up and share as many posts as you would like that you feel will build and encourage our little community of bloggers.
    It isn’t mandatory, but why not tell us about it on the Natural Mothers Network facebook page? Then we can visit you too:-)
    We will feature our favourite project the following week on the blog hop and post it on our facebook wall.
    The linky starts at 9 am PST Midday EST and 5 pm GMT every Sunday and runs through to Thursday night PST, Friday morning GMT.
    Seasonal Celebration Linky #1
    Really hope to see one of your great posts there!