Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Whipped Shortbread

Hi :) I thought I would take advantage of a free
afternoon last weekend, and get a little baking done.

Last year you might remember this post,
where we whipped up some shortbread & Yum Yum
for your coffee (recipe is posted).

I had a few ppl comment that their shortbread didn't
work out so well, so Dinnon decided he would demonstrate :)
Doesn't he look SUPER cute in his little hat :)
You will need Butter, Icing Sugar, Vanilla, Cornstarch, and
Flour. If you have a mixmaster, that would be AWESOME.
First : Whip 1 lb. of butter up until it is really light and
fluffy. Make sure your butter is at room temp, and nice
and soft. I left mine out overnight. Whip, whip, whip away
and once it's smooth and creamy, add your vanilla. Once
that is mixed in, slowly add your icing sugar, flour, and
cornstarch about 1 cup at a time. Be sure to mix well
in between each new addition. Scrape the sides of your bowl consistently to make sure you
get all the dry ingredients combined. I let mine whip up for a
good 3 to 4 minutes. You should get awesome light, fluffy
dough. I doubt you can "over whip" this shortbread.
Drop by teaspoonful's onto a ungreased cookie sheet.
And bake for 10 to 12 minutes @ 350 F.
Melt in your mouth.. just like butter :)

Here is the recipe :)

1 lb. Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Cup Icing Sugar
3 cups Flour
1/2 cup Cornstarch

Blend butter to soften. Add vanilla & mix.
Add dry ingredients slowly, about 1 cup at a time,
mixing consistently, scraping down sides.
Once everything is combined, beat well with electric mixer.
Drop by spoonful's onto ungreased cookie sheet,
and bake for 10 to 12 minutes @ 350 F.

You can also check out THIS POST, to find
recipes for : Skor Bar Squares, Cuban Lunch,
and Caramel Popcorn twists!

Wanna make Nuts & Bolts??
THIS recipe is so yummy!

I will be posting a few new recipes this year too,
but not until AFTER this weekend. Where you can find
me at the Red Deer Christmas Bazaar, at the Westerner
on Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 4 pm :)

Have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. Dinnon is hilarious! (I especially love the action shot, with dough spinning in the mixer.) Too fun. thanks for the morning smile. . . and inspiration to get baking!