Thursday, April 3, 2014

Shortbread Cookies!

Looking for a way to get the Easter Bunny to come to your garden early and leave the best treats? Try a plate of fresh shortbread cookies - guaranteed bunny bait!


McMurtry’s Shortbread          

            Preheat oven to 325°. Cream until fluffy   

1/2 C (1 stick) butter, softened

1/3 C powdered sugar


            Beat in

3/4 tsp vanilla extract           

            Set aside. Sift together

1 C all-purpose flour

2 TBSP. cornstarch

1/8 tsp salt

            Work the flour mixture into the butter mixture just  
            until crumbly. Place dough between 2 sheets of plastic 
            wrap and roll to ¼ - ½ ” thickness. Cut with cookie 
            cutters, transfer to baking pan, add sugar sprinkles if 
            desired. Bake at 325° for 12-15 minutes; until   
            edges are barely light golden. 

These are delicious plain with a cup of milk or herb tea; Peter Rabbit would like chamomile. Or you may wish to decorate them with buttercream frosting.