Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Perfect Christmas Shortbread

ummmmm... Butter! 
It makes everything taste better. 

Just at Christmas.  :) 

Here is a perfect recipe that I always use. 
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, stir in the vanilla.  Add flour and salt and mix well.  Roll out cookie dough and cut.  Bake in well heated oven for 10-12 minutes.

*  To prevent cookies from overspreading,  place cut cough on cookie sheets in the refrigerator for approx 30 minutes before baking. 
Makes apx. 12 cookies



Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Liz, this sounds sooooooo good. I will definitley make some. I wish you and your family a very Blessed Christmas. Hugs, marty

Stacey said...

Liz, those sound heavenly! I think I will make these. A few years ago I made something by Paula Deen that was similar but the recipe is lost. This one will be perfect. :)

Heirloom treasures said...

MMM,sounds like a nice recipe,I'm going to try this for a change from my usual recipe. I still haven't made the shortbread for this year,so it came just in time. Thanks Liz and Merry Christmas. xx

Lisa said...

YUM! You not only cook but you have the sweetest mugs.:)
PS Thanks for the recipe!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Looks and sounds amazing.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

What a cute cute cute birdie mug!!

Your sweet little cookie snacks looks so delicious, yum yum YUM!!!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh those pictures are so pretty! That cup is gorgeous! and I love shortbread cookies.

Ricki Treleaven said...

I just love this last photo...such a cute mug! I love shortbread. Thanks so much for posting the recipe!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Decor To Adore said...

I LOVE shortbread and will try this recipe out soon.

Let's get together soon for a Valentine love feast.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year!