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Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookies

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I will deliver today one of my best recipe for making shortbread cookies. Some of you e-mailed us asking what is a good shortbread cookie. In fact it is very simple!

These are wonderfully crisp and melting breton shortbread cookies. A true sin of gluttony to eat in moderation because they are rich in butter! You can pair them with a sorbet, they will be eaten very quickly! This irresistible recipe is very easy and simple.

Ingredients: Shortbread cookies

For 6 people:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 3/4 oz (50g) powdered sugar
  • 2 3/4 oz (80 g) flour
  • 3 1/2 tbsp (50 g) salted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (5 g)

Cooking Instructions: Shortbread cookies

Sift flour with baking powder
Mix sugar and egg yolks with a whisk
Add the softened butter and mix with a rubber spatula.
Stir in the flour and baking powder sifted together. Knead to obtain a smooth paste.
Roll out dough to a thickness of 3/4 inch (2cm) and book in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.
Cut circles in the dough with cookie cutters and bake the cookies for 15 to 20 minutes at 360_F (180°C). Don’t remove cookie cutters to keep that perfect cylindric shape. Allow to cool then store in an airtight container.

Did you try this shortbread cookies recipe? How was it? Please tell us about your variations.

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  • Eric

    2012-03-14 03:37:44

    Yes, I tried with orange blossom water for myself and its quite good!

  • Nina Nielsen Covey

    2012-03-14 03:35:40

    I did these shortbread cookies for my kids on sunday. They ate everything in less than 10mn... the husband didn't even have his part! He was so jealous aha I will try to add lemon zest to these shortbread cookies next time

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