In the Interim..
Flowers from a friend~
And different snowflakes~
A new pan..
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This is a post just from me..not sponsored..no gift ..it's just a pan I came across and bought.
I saw possibilities with my fave shortbread recipes..Cello wrapped or baker's twined packages full of these for special people..(brown paper packages tied up with string..)
Every year I seem to add a cookie cutter..or a cookie pan..or an idea..or a few new recipes..
I quickly went through some of my older blog posts and found a few..
It's good to referesh our memory as we sometimes forget what turned out well and what didn't~
These are a few of my favorite things~
It's an indulgence.. a new cutter etc..and tepmtations abound..but I think the cutters will be in the family for years to come..
I have a Brown Bag shortbread mold with flowers and you cut the shortbread in points.. but it seems to me this Nordic Ware one works even better..
My oven was off by 25 degrees..too high..so they are browner..and I didn't have icing sugar..so used regular sugar..
2 errors and they still popped out perfectly..
That is a good thing:)
The recipe I used was the one on the cardboard that held the pan..
3/4 cup of butter room temp
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract..(use the real vanilla..i.e..vanilla bean paste)
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 1/2 cups of flour
Cream butter until light and fluffy .
Beat in sugar then vanilla..
Finally work in the flour..Knead dough on unfloured surface until soft..
Pat into mold up until just under the rope detail of the pan....
Prick all of the surface with a fork.Bake 30-35 mins until lightly browned..
Cool ap 10 mins..loosen edges with a plasticknife and invert onto cutting board.
Cut while warm~
Hope you can get your hands on this mold..
Posting early in case Thanksgiving calls for cookies at your home..or if you want to get a head start in baking..
I have found in the past that shortbread freeze beautifully and even keep well simply refrigerated.
This little good quality pan gets my humble stamp of approval..