By William (Uncle Bill) Anatooskin on November 19, 2002
Photo by moreCakePlz
Photo by moreCakePlz
"These are very easy to make shortbread cookies. They are so good that they melt in your mouth, you hardly have to chew them. I have been making them for over 35 years."
Serving Size: 1 (549 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Bill, these were just super easy to make. I had them done and cooling on my counter in no time at all. Instead of the cherries, I just used Christmas sprinkles. They are, as you said, melt in your mouth. I'll be making these again. Thanks for the recipe!"
"These have got to be the easiest shortbread cookies in the universe! Besides being so easy they are a taste of Heaven, a melt in your mouth cookie. These will be a regular around here; especially on the Holiday table!"
"These cookies are so delicious. As well as really tasty, they are the simplest cookies I have ever made. 10 minutes in the oven and my cookies were ready to come out. Do try!"
"Pure and simple perfection!!! I did recipe as written and these cookies were wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing."
"Oh, yum! These have that true shortbread, melt in your mouth flavor I was looking for! I reduced the sugar a bit, and made the cookies very small. I made little sandwiches out of them with leftover dark chocolate icing, and they are SOO good! 10 minutes exactly, and they were cooked perfectly. These would be really good with almond flavor in them, too. Thanks for the great recipe!"
"These are soo yummy, even DH is devouring them and he's not a big sweets or cookie person. Actually asked me if they were 'bad' for you, hehe. The only issue I had is that these were perfectly done after 9 minutes, so *definitely* keep an eye on your first batch (I did after someone else's review said they only needed 10 minutes) to get the timing right. Beautiful perfect taste-of-christmas cookies!"
"I used this recipe as a base for my own Earl Grey shortbread, and it worked wonderfully well. I substituted granulated sugar and added 1 tbs. ground Earl Grey tea leaves, 1/2 tsp. almond extract, 1 tsp. vanilla extract and a dash of nutmeg, and ommitted the cherries. thanks for the recipe!!!"
"THANK YOU UNCLE BILL!!!
I have NEVER made a more perfect cookie, ever! I have tried over and over to make shortbread and they either crumble or I have to scoop them off the cookie sheet. These were perfect. They stayed formed and they didn't get hard or spread all over the sheet. I didn't have parchment so i just used the cookie sheet (not dark) and baked for 10 minutes. Perfection! My husband thanks you! ;) The rest of the batch is still in the oven. I don't think they will make the deepfreeze for Christmas time."
"Bill, I must tell you... these are the best. I made them all at tablespoon size, left 1/3 plain, 1/3 strawberry jam, 1/3 blueberry jam. They took 13 minutes to be cooked beautifully. Thanks. Oh yeah, I also opted to use the 1 tsp of Vanilla."
"Reviewed these before, quick to make, excellent taste and texture. Watch your oven, mine baked in 12 minutes. Updated to say my daughter said "Mum these are the best shortbread you ever made!" Thanks for a great recipe!"
"These coookies are delicious! They have a buttery, mild flavor and are truly melt in your mouth cookies. I omitted the cherries and made them plain and they were very tasty. I whipped up a batch this morning to include in the twins' lunch. Maybe I need to check my oven's temperature, but my cookies were done to perfection in 9-10 minutes. I will definitely be making these cookies again."
"this recipe is amazing. i used the basic ingredients: butter, icing sugar, and flour. the first time i rolled them in balls, flattened with the bottom of a glass, and drizzled with chocolate. Aaaamazing. this time i rolled them in coconut, then placed a thumbprint in each one and added strawberry jam. i was thinking it might be fun to add grated cheese and roll them out really thin almost like a cracker. they would be pretty bland on their own though"
"I started to soften the butter and realized that I had no icing sugar...so I used granulated sugar instead, whipped it for a little while and then added the vanilla. These were the BEST shortbread cookies I've ever made!!!"
"Sweet and melt in your mouth."
"this recipe is perfect. They are wonderful cookies and I will make them again!"
"Perfect, 4 ingredients, and easy! Doesn't get much better than that. Do yourself a favor and whip up some of these! A super fast dessert on the fly if your ever in a pinch. I used 4 different toppings for the cookies (variety is good!): Possibilities included: berry blend jam, apricot jam, colored sugar, 2 chocolate chips. Thanks Uncle Bill!"
"Awesome! Easy, fast and really tasty! Topped with different toppings - some Maltesers, some orange M&M's, some hundreds & thousands and some blueberry jam - big hit with my kids :) WILL be making these often!"
"Made jam thumbprints with these, DH definitely adored them! Took me 23 minutes to bake, and I added 1/2c white sugar to the dough, and another tsp of vanilla. The longer cook time might be because of a difference in oven; but I waited till the cookies were very lightly gold. Will definitely make again!"
"I thought these were really good. Instead of using the cherry filling, I made mine plain. I dipped them in chocolate and covered them in sprinkles. YUM!"