Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Ode to Shortbread
Oh, shortbread. How is it possible I'd never encountered this miracle biscuit before? I fell in love. It is food for the gods!
With no generous hotel staff to sneak a constant supply into my house each day, I have since learned to make my own. I was shocked at how easy and simple it is to make something so delicious.
1 cups butter, softened, not melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
Stir in vanilla.
Mix in flour.
Roll out dough between two sheets of plastic wrap (to prevent sticking).
Cut into charming little shapes of your choosing.
Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until some of them start to look slightly golden around the edges.
Dip daintily in coffee and then devour them all ravenously.