Friday, December 18, 2015

Iced Shortbread Cookies

I made these 
Iced Shortbread Cookies
for Christmas this year.
Sprinkled with sparkling sugar.
(Melt in your mouth cookies)

also some Christmas Wreaths

I used the basic shortbread recipe ,


2 cups all-purpose Flour
1/4 tsp. salt. 
1 cup unsalted Butter at room temperature
1/2 cup Icing Sugar (powdered sugar)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

With an electric beater or hand beater,
beat the butter until smooth, 
about 1 minute.

Add the icing sugar and 
beat until smooth, 
about 2 minutes.

Add in the vanilla.

In a bowl whisk together the flour and salt.
Gently stir in the flour mixture 
into the butter mixture.

Flatten the dough into a disk shape, 

wrap in plastic wrap and chill

the dough for at least a half hour.

 Preheat oven to 350 deg

With the rack in the middle of the oven,
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough,
approx. 1/4 inch thick.
If you like them thinner, roll out 1/8 inch thick.

Cut out the cookies with cookie cutters.

Place the unbaked cookies,
on the baking sheet, in the 
refrigerator for about 15 minutes.

This will firm up the dough and 
prevent it from losing it shape while cooking.

Bake for about 10-15  minutes,

or until cookie edges are lightly browned.

Cool on a wire rack.

For the frosting/icing:

1 cup icing sugar/powdered sugar,

(sifted to eliminate any lumps)

mix in 2 tbsp. milk and

1 tsp vanilla.

(add milk if too thick or
 icing sugar if too thin)

I sprinkled the cookies with White Sparkling Sugar

Thanks for your visit xo