Shortbread Cookies

I have a few binders full of recipes & when I was looking through the dessert one I came across this recipe for Shortbread Cookies 
 There was a note on the top of this recipe that this was Jacki’s favorite in 2009!

Jacki was coming home for a few days so I made them and we will see if she still thinks they are her fav! I of course had to eat a few to test them and they are very good. I cut them into small Chanukah shapes. You can use any cookie cutters you want! I like making them round as well! Small is the key, that way we can all eat more then one!
Shortbread Cookies
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter (cubed if using the food processor) room temperature if using a mix master
1/2 cup sifted icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 F
1. I used my food processor. Put al the ingredients in the bowl of the food processor fitted with the steel blade. Process until the dough gathers into a ball. Turn the processor off a few times and scrape down the sides.of the bowl.
2. If using your mix master, put the butter, icing sugar and vanilla in the mix master bowl and cream together, Add the flour and salt. Mix until completely combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
3. Form the dough into a flat disc and wrap the cookie dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for approximately 15 minutes.
4. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to desired thickness, I like mine about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes
5. Sprinkle any type of coloured sugar on if desired.
6. Bake approximately 8 – 10 minutes.  Watch closely. Baking time depends on the thickness of the cookie

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!