Friday, October 29, 2010

Shortbread Cookies

I normally choose desserts based around chocolate, and lots of it. One exception, however, is shortbread. I love the crumbly texture and hint of salt, and nothing can beat a box of Walker shortbread and a hot cup of tea on a cold day. I recently had to choose something to make for a bake sale, and these won out.



I used Ina Garten's recipe, which turned out great. I doubled the salt she called for, and followed her tip to chill the cut out dough in the fridge for about 20 minutes before popping them in the oven.

I don't normally like icing (too sweet for me), but as these were going to a bake sale, I figured I should make them as pretty as possible. I used this icing recipe from AllRecipes.com, but used lemon extract instead of almond. (I doubled the amounts to go with Ina's cookie recipe.)



I topped each cookie generously with sprinkles before the icing had time to set, and used sandwich baggies tied with ribbon to wrap each one. They looked great, and I have to say, even with my chocolate bias, tasted pretty good too.

3 comments:

  1. These look adorable! what was the bake sale for? We have bake sales like everyday at law school... but I'm renaming them "fake sales" because no one is actually baking.

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  2. These were for my master's program, the Arts Administration Student Association. Selling baked goods in the GSU link definitely felt very Tri Delta though.. I kept forgetting that the proceeds weren't for St. Jude!

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  3. They look yummy. I love shortbread too.

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