Another fabulous French Tart recipe! Christmas isnt Christmas without shortbread as far as my father is concerned so I decided to give him the home made option this year. Like Queen Dana I was concerned that the mixture was too crumbly, but they cook beautifully and taste fantastic. I love that they are so simple and use ingredients I always have on hand. I made 2 batches and added some brandy to one. I froze the other for use later on and it thawed without a problem. Thanks for another great post!
These were wonderful. I love baking & I decided to make these to try something new...plus we always have these ingredients in the house. I sprinkled cinnamon as well as sugar on them... Everyone who has tried them loved them. Looking forward to making more.
These turned out really well. I was very concerned at first because I did have some difficulty getting the dough to stick together well enough to roll out and cut. I was worried that the cookies would be crumbly when done, but they weren't at all! The cookies have good flavor and texture. I made a second batch adding lemon zest and that worked well too.
Could anyone help me? I want make shortbread as a gift. Could different flavours be added to this recipe, like chocolate chips? Don't want to make different doughs..
This is my Grammie's recipe and my entire family LOVES them. Her tip...clean counter, butter knife and the heat of your hand. Using 4 cookie cutters in the shape of a Heart, Diamond, Club and Spade - you make one cookie at a time (bit of a process but worth it) , put "crumble" looking dough on counter and shape to 1/4 inch with your hand and the bread knife. Cut the cookie and keep going. The heat of your hand helps melt everything together!! So delicious!
Excellent and easy recipe! Just put the caster sugar on them! Also great way to procrastinate revision for your A levels... Whoops... :')
This was my first attempt at making shortbread, I stumbled on this recipe and the good reviews so thought I'd try it. It took a lot of elbow grease to make the crumbs into a soft dough, it was like a workout but worth the effort. I opted to make the fingers. I found they needed quite a bit longer cooking time even though I used a fan oven. When I took them out and cut them they were still a little under-baked so I popped them back in for a few more minutes (even with the sugar on). I have to say they were delicious, lovely texture, better than any shop bought one I've tried. Nice and chunky, very robust and looked awesome. I have posted a picture. I would change nothing about this recipe, so simple and a first for me, success! Happy baking......
My first attempt at homemade shortbread with great results! Didn't have caster/superfine sugar on hand so whirled some regular sugar in the grinder. Topped with a bit of turbinado sugar for looks. Yum!
Karen, what a fabulous cookie! I was going to zmail you and ask you if that was the ever elusive white heather! I make these cookies quite often, as my next door neighbor is Scottish. So rich, not for every day, but any special event is always a wonderful time to have these. Thanks so much! Made for KK's "24 Days of Cookies".