Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Shortbread Cookies

Hi all! I am back again after a long period of hibernation. Every week seems so short for me and it seems to end as it begins. Today I have been at home and relaxing and enjoying all day. I was watching Ina Garten on Barefoot Contessa and she was making Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies. I have always enjoyed eating Shortbread Cookies from Panera Bread. It is a lovelyl bakery with a wonderful ambience and absolutely delicious food.

I looked up on our one and only Google and tried the first link that popped up. It was from Joy of Baking. The cookies turned out to be delicious and was worth taking no effort to make them.


Unsalted butter - 8 Tbsp - 1 stick
All purpose flour - 1 Cup
Powdered Sugar - 1/4 cup
Salt - A pinch
Vanilla Extract - 1/2 tsp
Regular granulated Sugar - For Decoration


  • In a food processor, combine the butter (at room temperature), flour, powdered sugar and salt.

  • Add the Vanilla extract to this.

  • Pulse the ingredients until it combines to form a dough.

  • Flour the rolling surface and bring the dough together and wrap it in a plastic wrap.

  • Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.

  • After 30 minutes, roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut it into desired shapes using a cookie cutter.

  • Place the cookies on a baking tray lined with foil or parchment paper.

  • Sprinkle regular granulated sugar on the cookies to give it a glistening look.

  • Preheat the oven to 350oF and  bake the cookies at 350oF for 5-7 minutes.

  • Cool the cookies on a wired cooling rack. 

  • Serve them with morning coffee or evening tea.

See you all very soon with another new and easy recipe!!