One of the sweetest ways to give thanks, give a gift, or show appreciation (whether for your wonderful mom, a neighbor or a teacher) is to say so with a thoughtful gift that’s personalized. Pair that signature touch with a delectable treat and your gift is a sure winner! This shortbread cookie recipe from Ina Garten is the bee’s knees – it’s easy and delicious. We took her easy and scrumptious recipe and put our spin on it – with a scalloped biscuit cutter and a letter stamp. See our twist and the shortbread recipe below:
Once you follow along with the recipe, roll out your dough on a parchment paper surface that’s lightly floured.
Cinch up a stack of shortbread and tie with a beautiful satin ribbon for the perfect little springtime gift!
3/4 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter and 1 cup of sugar until they are just combined. Add the vanilla. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt, then add them to the butter-and-sugar mixture. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together. Dump onto a surface dusted with flour and shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.
Roll the dough 1/2-inch thick and cut with a 3 by 1-inch finger-shaped cutter. Place the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool to room temperature.
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