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Saturday, 14 March 2015

Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Buttery, crispy, crumbly at the same time soft and melt-in-mouth Shortbread Cookies!!!

Shortbread Cookies

If you are looking for healthy cookies without butter, then do check out our Millet Cookies - Eggless and Butterless!! But, if you are in a mood for all the buttery flavour and goodness then you are in the right page :)
These Shortbread cookies are not only perfect for munching but fun to do as well. The very first time I tried these cookies I made them with my daughter Neha. She was thoroughly excited when it was time to cut the cookies ( me too :) ) That day we had lots of fun doing and eating these cookies.


Shortbread Cookies
These cookies are not overly sweet and the little salt makes them taste even better  ( so, don't skip the salt please! )
They are very easy to make and make an excellent snack for kids' birthday parties! They are perfect travel food too. 
Shortbread Cookies


 

Shortbread Cookies

Buttery, Crispy , Crumbly at the same time soft melt-in-mouth Cookies!!
Prep time:  Cook time: 17 Total time: 27
Yield: 14 Cookies

Ingredients:
All Purpose Flour: 1 cup + for dusting 
Salt: 1/8 tsp 
Softened Butter: 1/2 cup 
Powdered sugar: 1/4 cup 
Vanilla Essence: 1/2 tsp
Recipe Reference: Joy Of Baking

METHOD:
1) Take Flour in a bowl. Add salt to it. Mix well and keep aside.
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2) Take softened butter in a bowl and using an electric beater whisk until smooth, about 1 minute. Add powdered sugar and whisk again for 1 minute until smooth.
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3) Add the vanilla essence and mix once more.
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4) Finally add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until just incorporated. Then with a spatula scrape the sides. The dough will be sticky.
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5) Wrap it up in a cling film and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. The dough will be quite firm now. Let it rest in the counter for 5 minutes. Dust the work surface and rolling pin with flour. Gently beat the dough with rolling pin and then start rolling ( This prevents the dough from cracking )
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6) Flour the surface as necessary and make sure to turn the dough frequently to prevent it from sticking to the surface. Roll it a little less than 1/4 inch thickness. Now comes the fun part ( my favorite part!!! ) With your favorite cookie cutter cut out the cookies.
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7) Transfer them to a cookie tray lined with parchment paper. You can re roll the scraps and cut out them as cookies ( chill the dough if it becomes difficult to handle ) Preheat the oven at 180 C for 10 minutes. While the oven is preheating place the cookies in the refrigerator. Bake the cookies for 15 to 17 minutes or until it starts to turn brown lightly on the sides. Let it cool in the tray for 5 minutes. Then transfer to the cooling rack to cool completely
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That's it your favorite cookies is ready to munch :)

Shortbread Cookies

NOTES:
1) Softened butter means your butter should be soft to beat but not way too soft. If you leave your butter in room temperature ( here in Tamil Nadu, I don't know about other places ) too long it can become way too soft and greasy. It should still be colder than our room temperature. this way it won't need too much flour and the cookies will turn out perfect :)
2) Don't overwork the dough as it will yield tougher cookies.
3) We don't need to beat the butter until fluffy as we don't want the cookies to rise in oven. Here I have used an electric beater. If you don't have that, you can just use a whisk.
4) Here I used round cookie cutter, you can use any shape you like.
5) The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness you roll and the size of your cookie. Thinner cookies will bake faster. So, adjust accordingly.
6) Chilling the cookies before baking ensures that they do not spread in the oven.

Shortbread Cookies


Cheers,
Sindhiya.S

30 comments:

  1. Super delicious cookies!!! The picture itself makes me drooling to have one!!!perfectly baked!!

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  2. Your kid is getting there. Nice to read about how both of you produced these nice cookies.

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  3. delicious!!! i too prepare the cookies in a similar way:)

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  4. This is my husband's favorite cookie- a buttery shortbread! These look perfect! :)

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  5. I donoo if there is any other cookie in this world as yummy as these. I make it with cold butter and flour to sand consistency then knead just until it forms a dough.This sounds easier.

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  6. Awesome..outcome was so perfect...

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  7. Shortbread cookies are so simple, and so good. I love them! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  8. Wow!! perfectly made!! Looks very tempting!! this reminds me of the butter biscuits we get in tea shops!! :)

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  9. Beautiful butter cookies. They are such a classic for a good reason. You remember why everyone loves them when you take a bite. The hint of salt is a great touch!

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  10. just beautiful inviting cookies..

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  11. Love a classic shortbread, you've made me crave some now!

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  12. Beautiful cookies baked to perfection:)

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  13. The perfect cookie!! Love a butter cookie anytime - great recipe thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting our blog and leaving a lovely comment. :)

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  14. BRAVO SIS!!!! Very very tempting and luscious..:) ;)

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  15. These look divine! Perfect with my afternoon tea!!

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  16. Buttery and crispy I love them!

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  17. I love shortbread cookies, and your recipe is pretty much like the one my mother used to make, delicious!
    They look so yummy & pretty.

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  18. awesome cookies...............you baked it perfectly.
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  19. Such perfect shortbread cookies. These remind me of the shortbread cookies we used to buy from our town baker who used to add some chopped pistachios to them.

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  20. good colour and I'm sure they have the crumbly texture too. Yum

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  21. Perfect cookies! I would love a couple of these with my coffee!

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  22. Ohhhhhhh myyyy godddddd.....look at this yummmyy cookie...mouthwatering

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