Saturday, February 7, 2009

shortbread hearts...

1 1/4 cups flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup butter
1-2 Tbsp red sugar sprinkles

Put flour and sugar in bowl of mixer and combine. Add butter and mix until the dough resembles fine crumbs. Add the sprinkles and mix just until dough starts to come together (do not over mix). Remove dough to a lightly floured surface & knead a few times until the dough forms a ball. Pat out roll out to 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Cut with heart shaped cookie cutter & place on a lined or greased baking sheet (dust with extra sprinkles if desired). Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 min for soft cookies, 12-14 for crisp cookies. Cool completely.

This recipe could not be easier. With only a few ingredients, and no time needed for the dough to chill, it goes fast. I would suggest doubling the recipe...I mean if you're going to make cookies, you might as well get a decent amount out of your efforts. Right? Seriously, a single batch doesn't make that many. These are different from sugar cookies, so don't get frustrated if the dough crumbles. Just knead it a little more & it will be fine.


diane said...

I "knead" some of those cookies and then I will be fine.

Laura said...

Those do look way too easy. I love shortbread!