Thursday, December 26, 2013

Shortbread Cutout Cookies

I finally found THE recipe! We pull out the cookie cutters every Christmas Eve, and make specially decorated cookies for Santa. It is great fun, and the cookies are very pretty and/or interesting to look at. However, given the choice, we'd all rather eat a good old chocolate chip. But not this time!
Shortbread Cookies from King Arthur Flour, rolled and cut
This time I made shortbread cookies, then rolled them out and cut them like sugar cookies, and baked for about 28 min to get them golden. They spread a bit more than would be ideal, but they did retain a hint of impressions on the surface. Make sure they turn golden around the edges, as this brings out the buttery flavor. They are great with icing too, but we ran out of time. They are crisp, tender, crumbly, buttery, and delicious!