It is soo cccold here..How cold is it? So cold it will get even colder in the next few days..and we are already below 0 F~
Tires need changing..snow needs blowing..pathways need shoveling..already..Weather reports assure us Christmas will be white..
So far so good except for the cold..
Shortbreads are a favorite..not too sweet..perfect w/ tea..gift giving etc..and so easy to pretty up..
I mentioned the pan..:)
Great size for gift giving and a small indulgence for yourself..a nice square:)
I am not making the other different pan ones this year..
Sticking to these..
But I do like cutting out shortbread ..and I have included the recipe I used..They are Donella's shortbreads.. she gave me the recipe at least 20 yrs ago..and I will bring her some in her package..:)
Hope they are as good as hers..in her mind:)
I brought a Rudolph to Noah yesterday and God Bless The Child as they say..he bit the nose off first then the head..Ate it all..
Then told me he likes chocolate better if I can do that:)
When I told him I brought him a treat his answer was so grown up..like that's a surprise Nana?
I knew you would♥
And I made some I have been making since 2008 because they are Walker Like to me..I like Walker's shortbread cookies..
These are not as sweet but they taste similar and look alike..
I forget where I found the recipe in 2008~
Hope I am forgiven~
3 cups flour
1 cup icing sugar
1 cup corn starch
1 lb butter
pinch of salt..
Sift first 3 ings together.. cream with butter..and salt..
Knead by hand ..
Roll out to desired thickness..
Cut out in your preferred shapes..
Bake 300 for 20 mins..
2 cups of butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
2.Cream butter and brown sugar..
Add 3 to 3 3/4 cups of flour..Mix Well.
3.Sprinkle board with the remaining flour..Knead for 5 mins adding enough flour to make a soft dough..
Roll to 1/2 inch thickness..cut into 3x1 inch strips..Prick with fork and place on ungreased baking sheets..
Bake at 325 F for 20 -25 mins..
Thought I would sneak these in while some of you may be wanting to try something new..
I know I sure get influenced every day with new things I find on your blogs or on Pinterest ♥
WRapping is part of the fun..
You can do it prettily and very economically..This year Target was the winner for pretty $1. things..
I found their cute baker's twine w/ the gingerbread man too hard to resist.
I realize that all thsi fluff is a luxury..I realize not everyone can buy ingredeinets and make treats..etc..
I got up this morning.. with a complaint about the cold in my mind.. as my husband walked the boys to the morning bus♥..and thought..
what about the homeless..in Mtl..in these temperatures?:(
So never think I take wrapping and baking and giving for granted.
I know that for these things..I am a lucky one.
I made cookie press Wilton Cookie Press method..trees..I ahve had taht press for yrs.. 3 disks broke.. the contraption was awkward..:(
I will revert to my 30 yr old Mirro next time..
See..Love the pan..hate the press!
That Nordic Ware pan is quite flawless:)