Traditional Shortbread Cookies

Posted on June 27, 2014
Hi Everyone! If you are a tea lover like me, you are going to love this shortbread to go along with your tea! I can’t make it through the day without my favorite English Breakfast Tea in the morning, and sometimes an extra cup in the afternoon, which is always made better by a sweet treat, of course! Shortbread is one of my favorites, and this recipe, which only requires three ingredients, a couple simple steps, and can be prepared in under an hour, is both delicious and super easy! There’s nothing like that sweet, buttery cookie with a big cup of tea!
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 TRADITIONAL SHORTBREAD COOKIES
(Recipe via BBC FOOD)
*Makes about 20 cookies*
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YOU WILL NEED
4oz (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2oz (about 1/4 cup) granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
6oz (about 1 1/4 cups) all-purpose flour
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 DIRECTIONS
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1. First, whisk together the softened butter and granulated sugar until you have a smooth, creamy mixture. Slowly add in the flour and mix until a soft dough forms. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out into a rectangle that’s about 1/2 inch thick.
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2. Next, either cut out shapes using a cookie cutter, or cut out rectangles using a knife or a pizza cutter. Place your shapes onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Using a toothpick, make little holes in your cookies by inserting the toothpick and wiggling it around a little bit. Then, sprinkle the cookies generously with more sugar (the cookies themselves are not super sweet, so if you prefer a sweeter shortbread, add extra on top of each cookie).
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3. Preheat your oven to 375 deg F, and place your cookie sheet with all the shortbread in the fridge for 10 – 15 minutes. Then, bake the cookies for about 12 – 15 minutes until they are just slightly golden brown around the edges.
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And as for the tea, these are some of my favorites…

  Left: My all-time favorite tea, the Royal Wedding Tea by Harney & Sons, created to celebrate the royal wedding in 2011. It’s made with almonds, coconut and rose petals and both smells and tastes incredible! (Find out more HERE!) Middle: English Breakfast Tea. My favorite everyday tea! It’s like a hug in a teacup! Right: One of my newer favorites, Brioche Tea from the American Tea Room. This tea seriously smells like you just walked into a Parisian bakery. Besides it being a delicious light tea, the scent is just incredible! (Find out more HERE!)
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Happy Baking, Everyone!
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6 Comments

  • Reply Selene @ Restoration Beauty June 27, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I can’t believe how easy these are to make…and only 3 ingredients! Pinned! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Catherine June 27, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Beautiful and easy. Perfect for a good cup of coffee. Blessings, Catherine

  • Reply Wendy June 28, 2014 at 9:09 am

    OMG I love shortbread cookies but I have never made them. I will be trying this recipe.
    I would love for you to share this a my T.G.I.F. Linky Party @ MamasBlogCentral.com Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Simply Suzannes at Home June 30, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Simply Suzannes at Home

    Oh my goodness, your shortbread cookies look simple scrumptious. I love these cookies with a cup of tea or coffee. Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Have a wonderful Fourth of July holiday,
    Suzanne
    visiting from Show Stopper Saturday

  • Reply Michal Woodruff July 3, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    My all time favorite food. I love the sugar sprinkled on top. I’ve never done that before. Pretty photos too.

  • Reply Miz Helen July 6, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I just love your Shortbread Cookies, perfect with my afternoon tea. Hope you have had a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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