Saturday, 10 December 2011 14:21

Shortbread cookies by Sugar Baby Aprons

 

Shortbread cookies

 

This is my Grama's traditional shortbread recipe and no Christmas would be complete without them. There really easy and can be done with cherries or with sprinkles, so they are lots of fun for the kids to get their aprons on and help.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup red maraschino cherries, quartered
  • 1/4 cup green maraschino cherries, quartered

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine butter, flour, and confectioners' sugar. With an electric mixer, beat for 10 minutes, until light and fluffy. Spoon onto cookie sheets, spacing cookies 2 inches apart. Place a piece of maraschino cherry onto the middle of each cookie, alternating between red and green.
  3. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bottoms of the cookies are lightly browned. Remove from oven, and let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer cookies on to wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container, separating each layer with waxed paper.


Easy enough for the littlest of bakers. Happy Holidays!