Simple Short Bread Cookies!

Gail Eischeid

By
@LeChefGail

So simple to make, just 4 ingredients! Very versatile cookie to be made into so many different shapes and sizes! Enjoy! :)


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Serves:

8 to 15

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

11 oz
butter. softened
5 1/2 oz
white sugar
2 c
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
vanilla extract
2
vanilla bean, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Blend butter & sugar together, until well blended.
2
Add flour gradually, then add 1 T Vanilla at a time.
3
Optional - scrape inside of 2 Vanilla beans with knife, place scraped beans into mixture. Cut back to 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract, if you decide on using the Vanilla Beans instead.
4
Mix until it is well blended, if dough is dry, just add 1 to 2 T water at time to form a soft dough.
5
Shape dough into 2 medium size balls, flatten slightly.
6
Roll out dough to 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick, then cut desired shape with knife into rectangle 3 inches by 2 inches (optional). You may also use a cookie cutter for different shapes.
7
Dust with desired color sugar, crystalized sugar, and/or candy decorations.
8
Place on cookie sheet at 325 F, 12 to 16 minutes.
9
After cookies are cooled, may ice with a drizzle of chocolate icing or your choice of icing. This is optional.
10
BAKER'S NOTE: I generally use Watkins Vanilla Flavoring or pure Vanilla Extract, it will save you time, than scraping the inside of the Vanilla Bean. :) Enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #sugar, #simple