My wife enjoys drinking tea. She finds it relaxing, especially at the end of the day. Most of the time whenever she drinks tea, she wants to enjoy it with something she can munch on, like butter cookies or Skyflakes crackers.
With the prodding of some her friends, she tried enjoying her cup of tea with shortbread. Shortbread? Hmm? Tea with bread? Maybe toasted? I realized that shortbread wasn’t bread but a cookie. And my wife enjoys her tea with shortbread. She enjoys it so much that every time I go to the grocery, she asks me to get her a pack. Her friends also give her a pack of shortbread as gifts and ‘pasalubong’.
There was this time when my wife and daughters were craving for shortbread cookies while watching Gone With The Wind. Unfortunately, we had none in the pantry.
Out of curiosity I looked for a recipe for shortbread cookies. And what a surprise. Not only did I have all the ingredients but it is also easy to make! I took the challenge to make my first batch of shortbread cookies. It was a success!
I want to share this recipe with all of you. It is a simple recipe which you can do for your family!
- 1 1/2 cups butter salted, softened at room temperature
- 1 cup icing sugar / confectioner sugar or powdered sugar
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- Heat oven to 325 F degrees.
- In a large bowl and blend softened butter until smooth using an electric mixer.
- Add the icing sugar / confectioners’ sugar; continue mixing until well incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and combine thoroughly.
- Add flour and mix at low speed until well blended. The mixture will be crumbly and soft.
- Knead the dough a bit, and roll it out using a rolling pin. (Optional)
- On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, roll out dough into about 1/4 of an inch in thickness.
- Cut dough into your desired shape. You may use a cookie cutter.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until slightly golden in color.
- Remove from the oven and let cool on a cooling rack.