Shortbread cookies are one of the easiest cookies to make; unless you add something special they only need three ingredients, flour, sugar, and butter.
To make them a little festive this time of the year, I like to add sprinkles.
Step 1: Ingredients
1 cup or 250 ml butter or margarine softened
1/2 cup or 125 ml brown sugar
2 1/2 or 625 ml cups flour
Step 2: Utensils
Cookie cutter or a sharp knife
Rolling pin and board
Step 3: Instructions
Add flour, sugar, and butter, to a bowl and mix; I used a pastry cutter and cut the butter into the dry ingredients until everything was well mixed. It should look like small balls with no powder.
Move the batter to a lightly floured flat surface and work the dough until it comes together and forms a ball. If it is too sticky, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for approximately 20 minutes.
On a lightly floured surface roll the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness.
Cut the dough with a cookie cutter or a sharp knife to desired shapes.
Using a brush, coat the top of the cookies with egg and add the sprinkles.
Place on a dry cookie sheet; since I coated the cookies with sprinkles, I placed the cookies on parchment paper.
Step 4: Baking
Preheat oven to 325° 160° C.
Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for approximately 10-12 minutes, do not let cookies brown.
Let cool on cookie sheets and then remove to wire racks.
Yields approximately 30 cookies depending on size.
MiltonS20 made it!