Thursday, December 29, 2005

cookies

First things first. I finally put my baker's parchment to the use for which it was intended. The cookie monsters (9 of them) are coming tomorrow so I baked - what else? Chanukah cookies. These six-pointed stars are supposed to be Jewish stars but honestly, every time I look at them I think they are miniature sheriff's badges. Nevertheless, these are divine no matter what shape you bake them in. Here is the to-die-for recipe for Brown Sugar Shortbread. I am not exaggerating when I say these are the best cookies on the planet. 1 cup soft butter 1/2 cup brown sugar (I prefer dark brown, but if you have light brown, use it). 2-1/2 cups flour (I used whole wheat flour today and they are just as good) -Mix above ingredients together (I use food processor). - Refrigerate dough for an hour or so (or overnight, or for a week - whatever). - Roll out and cut with cookie cutters. (my grandmother used a glass.) -Sprinkle w/ cinnamon sugar (optional). - Bake at 300 degrees 15-20 min on ungreased baking sheet (I use parchment paper and I like edges to be brown, so sometimes it takes a little longer. Keep checking. Enjoy!

4 comments:

Nancy said...

Yum! I've saved the recipe - thanks. I love the photograph - and I don't think they look at all like sheriff's badges!

Scrapmaker said...

Delish! Very pretty stars, nice and crisp. Jen

helen suzanne said...

wow!...I looked at the stars and saw them in reverse of how they actually are... holes in a gridded fabric! Think I might need to pause my creative busyness for a while and go randomly gabble at a neighbour or something ;))

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