Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easy Yummy Shortbread Cookies

I like to use a heart shaped cookie cutter - if you like you can get fancy and dip half of each in melted chocolate :)

1 1/2 c butter or margarine at room temperature
1 c powdered sugar
1 T vanilla
2 2/3 c flour
1/4 c sugar

Beat powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla till fluffy. Gradually beat in flour until well blended. Divid dough in half. Shape each into a ball and flatten to 1” rounds. Wrap in saran and refrigerate until firm (about 4 hrs).

Heat oven to 325°. Lightly grease cookie sheets. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough 1/2 at a time to 3/8” thick. Cut with floured 1 1/2” heart shaped cookie cutter. Place 1” apart on prepared cookie sheets. Chill & reroll scraps. Sprinkle tops with granulated sugar. Bake 12 minutes until firm and set but not browned. REmove from oven. If desired, prick cookies around the edges for decoration. Makes about 80 if you use the small heart cookie cutter.

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