Thursday, January 15, 2009

Shortbread Cookies

My friend Lisa informed me there are only 3 ingredients in shortbread. I didn't know that, hadn't ever even thought about it. So that makes it super easy to whip up a batch of yummy cookies any ol' time the mood hits (3 or 4 times a day in my case).
I just happened to have a giant bar of dark chocolate that she made me buy. I have a long history of wanting to do everything just like Lisa...why stop now?
Here's her recipe:
2 sticks of butter creamed with 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt if your butter is unsalted. Then 2 cups of flour 1/4 cup at a time until it all clumps into a ball. roll in balls and smash or roll it out and cut it with a knife or cutters. 350 degrees for 10-14 minutes or so - will depend on how thick you made em.
And just for kicks, here's a pic of the two of us back when neither of us had encountered as many shortbread cookies.
See, I was dressed in green just like her. That's me in the kicky beret.

14 comments:

Lunch Buckets said...

OMG we're HOLDING HANDS! I could just die from the cuteness. But seriously, what's with my mouth? Oh. Probably just ate something.

Julie said...

It's just part of the absolute cuteness!

Star Forbis said...

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Come back anytime.

Suzee said...

What a gift to have a friend with whom you've shared life from that young!

Lunch Bucket's Mom said...

Oh how adorable!! Yall are on my desktop:)Yeah, I know, but humor me, I am old!

Brindi said...

How cute! Love those uniforms! Today is a good day for turning on the oven - I may have to try these.

The Muse said...

LOL how CUTE! LOL

noble pig said...

That picture is priceless!

I love shortbread, so YUM!

Tiffany said...

Love the picture! The cookies look good too.

Lilly's Life said...

how sweet is that picture. How sweet are those cookies. They look truly wonderful.

Thanks for visiting my blog and yes I took the pictue of the spider. They are harmless though so it was all ok.

Juls said...

Yummy, yummy to the cookies..they look so DELISH! The picture is beyond words... HOW FUN!!! And so cool you're still buds. Thanks for stopping by my blog...come back any time!

Laura said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Those cookies look wonderfule - I will have to try them out....anything sweet is my weakness.

Ms. Cupcake said...

Dropping by from sits. Love the photo. I was a girl scout and those were the best days.

lisa (dandysugar) said...

That is so sweet! Shortbread is one of my favorites!