Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Shortbread Cookies

Hello friends,


Here is another attempt at baking. I am glad they came out well. I had seen the recipe in many different places, so was confident to go ahead with it.


My son wanted to make them with cookie cutters that he chose, which were as you can see of shape - car, plane and a gingerbread man. With boys, everything is car and plane... lol I am sure a girl would have chosen something like flower or in those lines.


Shortbread Cookies
Ingredients
All Purpose Flour - 2 cups
Butter - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
Preparation

  • Beat butter with a hand blender or your kitchen aid till it is nice and soft.
  • Add sugar, salt and vanilla to it and beat till everything is pale.
  • Add flour to it till, it forms a dough.
  • Make it into a thick disc shape and wrap it in plastic and chill for an hour before baking with it.
  • Take it out of the plastic, roll it to your desired thickness (about 1/4") on a lightly floured surface and cut into desired shapes.
  • Place these shapes once again in fridge for about 15 min before baking.
  • Bake them in 350 degree F oven for 8-10 minutes or till the edges start to lightly brown.
  • Take them out on a cooling rack and let it cool for few min.

Serving
Do I even need to tell you how to serve. I just have a box full in the middle of my breakfast bar and everyone picks up one every time they pass it... lol


I am sending this to Champa's Friday Bake-off event.


That's all for now. Take care till next post.

46 comments:

BangaloreBaker said...

Look who has started baking every week? The cookies look amazing and you just showed you have boys without saying it. Girls would've liked heart shape, tree and flowers. Thanks for the entry.

Priya said...

Cookies looks scrumptious Priya, soo cute..

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

These look really neat and yum Priya.Did your son decorate them too?

Divya Vikram said...

Interesting shapes. Perfect cookies for the season!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

i was nt able to post comments @ ur posts...gosh tried several times...and here i m...cookies love gorgeous ...hridays fav things car,airplane and above all BALL...haha

Sangi said...

Those are very simple n cute looking cookies

harini-jaya said...

hey cute ones!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

The best melt in the mouth cookies

swapna said...

cute looking cookies....lovely!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Dear

The cookies look so cute and must have tasted awesome. Great Preparation.


`Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya (elaichii) said...

My son would've chosen the same shapes for the cookies!!! The shortbreads are wonderful.

Swathi said...

Cookies looks cute and delicious.

The Housewife said...

Yumm! I heart shortbread but I try to stay away as I can't stop eating them! Very dangerous!

How have you been? Just getting back to blogging and it feels so good yaar!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Very lovely looking cookies, loved the shapes too :):)

Treat and Trick said...

Love its cute shape and sounds yummy dear...

Kurinji said...

Looks so cute and tempting...
Kurinji






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey Priya,

Love them...so cute they are...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey Priya,

Love them...so cute they are...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey Priya,

Love them...so cute they are...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Pavithra said...

Wow that looks great.. hope u enjoyed making it. Lovely shapes.

Paaka Shaale said...

The cookies look super cute priya. I'm looking forward to baking them

Paaka Shaale said...

The cookies look super cute priya. I'm looking forward to baking them

Paaka Shaale said...

The cookies look super cute priya. I'm looking forward to baking them

savitha ramesh said...

cool short breads.surely it will attract kids.....

Jaleela Kamal said...

yummy yummy cookies.
nice. (gr8 mother)

Pushpa said...

My son loves planes and cars too,shortbreads look cute and delicious.Kudos to your little one.

Kurinji said...

Simply superb!
Kurinji

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Looks so cute..

Hari Chandana said...

so cute and lovely cookies.. thanks for sharing !!

veena krishnakumar said...

yummmy!!!!!!!never tried baking this. i Will now!!!!!!

Priya said...

Priya, regarding ur q'n about the swiss roll, i got 10-12slices with the measurements i have given..hope this helps..

Suja Sugathan said...

Cute and delicious..lovely

Veggie Hut said...

lovely cookies.. surely a hit with kids with these shapes

Sanjeeta kk said...

Love those creative shapes of your cookies.

Akila said...

very lovely cookies dear....

Deepika said...

Great cookies Priya, I haven't had the courage to make these yet. But yours look very tempting

divya said...

looks perfect and cut...

Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful shapes
happy holidays

Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful shapes

Priya's Feast said...

wonderful cookies,luved the decor part ,priya....happy holidays

Subhie Arun said...

cute cookies,,,lov the deco..frst time..glad to follow u!

http://subhieskitchen.blogspot.com/

Cake Duchess said...

Great cookie recipe! I love the shapes. I am your new follower. I love all of your different recipes!:)

Sweet Artichoke said...

Shortbreads are a must! and it is so original that you made them into cute shapes!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks awesome... will have to try...

Mriganayani said...

Glad you are enjoying baking! Planes and cars cookie cutters never get used in my house - its only the flowers and fairies! LOL!

simply.food said...

Such cute cookies I ma sure your children loved them.

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