Monday, December 11, 2017

3-Ingredient Perfect Shortbread

With just three, simple ingredients you can make a delicious, traditional shortbread. Dip it in chocolate and add sprinkles to make it extra festive!

With just three, simple ingredients you can make a delicious, traditional shortbread. Dip it in chocolate and add sprinkles to make it extra festive!

I just hosted a cookie exchange last week, and I made FIVE different kinds of cookies for the party. These simple shortbread cookies were by far my favorite.

And the best part? It only takes 3 ingredients and about 30 minutes to throw these together. Doesn't get much better than that :)

With just three, simple ingredients you can make a delicious, traditional shortbread. Dip it in chocolate and add sprinkles to make it extra festive!

A few things to note about this recipe before you hit the kitchen:
  • I highly suggest using a stand mixer to make this dough. It's quite crumbly for a little bit, and the stand mixer pushes through that phase and creates a pliable dough that is perfect for rolling out.
  • Remember to treat the dough gently while you're rolling it. It's a lot like a homemade pie crust-- with a tendency to crack towards the edges. Just be sure to keep your work surface floured and use a light hand with the rolling pin.
  • I used Ghirardelli melting chocolates for dipping. I like melting chocolates because the chocolate is already tempered and ready for candy making. Once you dip the cookies, it's a matter of seconds before the chocolate is set! Which is just right for me :) You can buy this kind of chocolate in most grocery stores. I buy it at Target, Sam's, or Michaels.
Enjoy!


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3-Ingredient Shortbread

With just three, simple ingredients you can make a delicious, traditional shortbread. Dip it in chocolate and add sprinkles to make it extra festive!

ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • Optional: chocolate for dipping

instructions

1. Using a stand mixer (with the dough hook), beat the butter until smooth. Mix in the powdered sugar.
2. Mix in the flour, 1 cup at a time. Scrape down the sides between each addition.
3. The mixture will be crumbly. Continue to mix until large clumps form-- eventually, the dough should look like a pliable dough that you can work with. If the dough does not form after a minute or two of mixing, add 1-2 tablespoons of water to make it stick together.
4. Roll dough into a large ball with your hands.
5. Place dough on a well floured surface and sprinkle more flour on top. Gently pat it into a flat disc and then roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. 
6. Use cookie cutters to cut into shapes.
7. Bake at 350ºF for 8-9 minutes (watch carefully and do not allow to brown more than just on the bottom of the cookie).
8. Transfer from the baking sheet immediately to a wire rack to cool completely before serving or dipping in chocolate.
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With just three, simple ingredients you can make a delicious, traditional shortbread. Dip it in chocolate and add sprinkles to make it extra festive!



Ashton Swank
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3 comments:

  1. Quick question- These don't spread, right? need a recipe that stays in intended shape for a project

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  2. Yep, they hold their shape perfectly!

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