Lovely shortbread cookie! Easy to make, I substituted the 2 Tbs of vanilla to 1Tbs vanilla and 1Tbs almond essence, for a lovely flavour.
This is a great recipe; the cookies taste fabulous. I have a few suggestions, though: I rolled the dough out onto a well-floured surface, and used a floured rolling pin. I ended up using a lot of flour for this; otherwise, I don't see how I would have been able to transfer the cookies (which I used cutters for) to the baking sheet. Also, the icing was too runny, so I added some more powdered sugar until I got to a consistency I wanted, so it wouldn't run off the cookie. It still created that "shell" on the cookie and they looked (and especially TASTED!) great! So even though I had to change just a *few* things, this recipe gets 5 stars because people RAVED about them!
Great recipe! Really easy! Grandchildren loved making these! We rolled out dough between sheets of parchment paper! Worked beautifully....no flower needed....so no mess at all. Kids enjoyed rolling. Roll out small amounts at a time....keeping dough refrigerated until needed. Liked frosting recipe WITHOUT corn syrup. Worked for us!
I absolutely LOVE this recipe. The only change I made was adding corn syrup to the icing for that nice shiny look and more powdered sugar to my liking. My boyfriend could not stop at one. Oh! I also used almond extract combined with the vanilla.
Switchin it up a tad.... I doubled the powdered sugar in shortbread, then I doubled the recipe and added the zest of a lemon and 2 Tablespoons real lemon juice to the cookie. Iced it with a simple powdered sugar icing that you used but I changed the milk to; half cream and half pure lemon juice. I like to add zest to the icing as well but only if I have Meyer lemons :)
I used this recipe to make cookies for my granddaughter's 1st birthday party. The party theme was Cookies & Milk. The cookies were delicious & I made 3 batches. My husband & co-workers already asked me when I planned to make more! Would highly recommend!
This was the easiest recipe, ever! My family loved the flavor, too. I recommend this recipe for anyone who has ever wanted to bake and didn't think they could.