All you need is three ingredients for the buttery cookies.
It's time for this month's Fantastical Food Fight and this month's theme is shortbread cookies! Shortbread cookies are a perfect for this time of year. Delicious and great for decorating.
I took this month's challenge and made it a really fun afternoon with my kids. The dough was very easy to put together and the kids had a blast giving the cookies their own special touch.
These cookies are honesty, just three ingredients. Of course, one of those ingredients is a whopping 4 sticks of butter, but, hey, it's the holiday season. So, it's totally OK. You have permission to eat them.
They are super buttery and are soft, but, have a nice, snap to them. As you can see, our cookies are different colors too. Very easy. I simply added a few drops of food coloring to separate batches and mixed the dough until the color was achieved. This is totally optional, but, it just added a bit of fun for the kids. For the frosting, it's just a plain ole' can of vanilla frosting. Then, we topped them with sprinkles, candy beads and holiday cake decorations.
Lots of fun and super delicious!
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Three Ingredient Butter Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time: 00:30
Cook Time: 00:15
Ingredients (approx 36-40 cookies)
- 2 cups (4 sticks), butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3 1/2 cups flour ( plus additional for kneading)
In a mixing bowl, beat butter until butter and sugar until fluffy.
Gradually add in flour and beat for several minutes until fully combined. Your dough will be soft.
On a well floured surface, knead dough for 5 minutes. Adding small amounts of flour if necessary.
Separate into 3 pieces and wrap each tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Your dough needs to be firm enough to work with.
When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper or slip mats.
Roll out dough to about a 1/2 inch thickness. Cut desired shapes with cookie cutter or with a sharp knife.
If desired, mix batches a dough with a bit of food coloring to color.
Bake for 15 minutes or until light brown. If you cookies are thicker, they may require longer baking time.
Let cookies cool for 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheet, then, cool completely if you are going to frost.
Store leftovers in covered container.
Adapted from Chew Out Loud