Today, we are making shortbread cookies...which just so happen to look like tree ornaments ;) Fancy, right? ;)
These have got to be my very most favorite cookies for the holidays...although I am not quite sure whether this is cause they are so tasty, or because they require all of three ingredients - not counting the decoratives. :)
And what are these ingredients, you ask? Butter, flour, and sugar. It doesn't get much simplier than that!
And to aid in the work, we have the Kitchen Aid mixer, a hand-me-down from my grandmother (haven't a clue how far back it dates....), and the my trustee Betty Crocker CookBook (aka. my bible - no offensive intended...). Delightful friends, they are!
Once the three very important ingredients are mixed up, it is on to the cutting board with the handheld roller. A fun, but messy part....leaving my kitchen kinda covered in powdered sugar...
I was kind of a slacker in cutting the shapes, using a simple drinking cup to cut the circles...but, in public, I will say that I didn't lose the cookie cutters...I was planning to make circles....really, I was... ;)
As a side note...these have green food coloring added to add some holiday cheer...and my kids did ask me why I was cooking Play Doh. And later ate said "Play Doh"...hmmm....
For decoratives, I simply added a smattering of peppermints with sprinkles...
And...Ta Da! 15 minutes in the oven...and they are DONE!!
See? How easy is that?
If I can do it, anyone can!
As a bit of a sidebar...for those of you who may not be in the know...in our house, when the smoke alarm goes off, my son calls up "Is dinner ready?" and then grabs a pillow to aid in fanning the detector....Yup - that's us!
Happy crafting everyone!!