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Best Shortbread Cookie Recipe 

This homemade shortbread cookie recipe produces some tasty little morsels. 

"Shortbread is a wonderful starting point for all kinds of sweet adventures: top it (nuts, chocolate, jam); flavor it (lemon, hazelnut, coconut); or do both (cappuccino with a mocha ganache drizzle, anyone?).

Then again, if you're a "make mine vanilla, please" kind of guy or gal, leave it alone; it can stand on its own in perfect simplicity,"  adapted from King Arthur Flour.

I've included many of my best homemade cookie recipes - now they are yours.  Enjoy.


Buttery Shortbread Cookie Recipe - They melt in your mouth.  #MissHomemade

Shortbread Cookie Recipe


Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.


MELT IN YOUR MOUTH SHORTBREAD COOKIES

These are whipped short bread cookies - The Melt in your Mouth Kind.

1 cup homemade unsalted butter
1/2 cup homemade powdered sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1-1/2 cups flour

Whip the butter for 15 minutes (yes, 15 minutes).

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.

Sift the dry ingredients together and add to the mixture and whip for another 5 minutes, or until "white" in color.

For a fancier looking cookie, place dough in a pastry bag and drop onto cookie sheet using the large star icing tip.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Watch them carefully, because the edges can burn easily. Leave on the cookie sheet to cool completely.

The following recipe for shortbread cookies is a gem.  You may use your favorite jam and I also included a easy glaze to drizzle over them if you wish.






Almond Peach Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies #MissHomemade

ALMOND SHORTBREAD COOKIES

1 cup homemade unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 cups flour
1/2 cup homemade jam

Glaze
1/2 cup homemade powdered sugar
3/4 tsp almond extract
1 tsp milk

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees and line the cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Beat the butter and sugar together for 10 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract and mix in the flour until dough comes together. Roll dough into small balls and place on the cookie sheet.

Use your pinkie to make indentation in the center of the cookie and place a small amount of jam in them. Put in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes before baking to set.

Bake for 12 to 16 minutes or until lightly browned.




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