Simple Food ~ Simple Scotch Shortbread Cookies

photo credit: Jennifer Pallian
photo credit: Jennifer Pallian

These shortbread cookies are my husband’s favorite, so I always make them at holiday time. They are super simple and only use 3 ingredients, which means I can usually make up a batch without the dreaded trip to the grocery store for missing ingredients!

SIMPLE SCOTCH SHORTBREAD COOKIES

  • 1 cup butter

  • 2 cups organic unbleached flour (or whatever flour you prefer)

  • 1/2 cup Cane Juice Crystals (or granulated sugar of your choice)

Preheat oven to 300.

Mix ingredients with pastry blender until crumbly.

Work with hands until it makes a large lump.

Press flat into a 9×9 pan, about 1/2″ thick.

Prick with a fork thoroughly.

Bake for 50-60 minutes until set and very pale gold.

Cut while warm into 36 squares. 

Notes: I usually bake and then cut; but you can make your little squares first and then bake on a cookie sheet, they come out a little “neater” looking that way.
This simple recipe just begs to be dressed up a bit for Christmas! Perhaps with a topping of melted chocolate, or by adding some finely ground nuts and/or dried cranberries to the dough, or crushed candy canes sprinkled over a drizzle of glaze… a bit of dried lavender, lemony herbs and a bit of lemon glaze… so many choices!

Do you make shortbread cookies?  I’d love to hear how you make them, plain or fancy and dressed up for the holidays?

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