Thursday, December 29, 2005
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!