Shortbread Cookies

Even though I’m a total chocolate lover and I’m always finding new and exciting recipes to experiment with, sometimes I just like something simple and plain.  As a child, it thrilled my soul when I’d get to eat homemade teacakes.  They were so simple….no chocolate candies, frostings, or sprinkles involved, yet they were so yummy!  So today I’m paying tribute to that simpler time and that simpler taste with these delicious shortbread cookies.
Reminder – If you have a cookie recipe you’d like featured for this month’s cookie round-up, please email me.  Bars are welcome too!

Recipe for Shortbread Cookies:
1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
If dough is too dry, add up 2 tbsp milk. (I didn’t do this.)

Directions: Mix together all your dry ingredients. Then add butter and vanilla extract.  Mix well. Add milk if dough is too dry.  Roll out in to dough balls or use a cookie cutter.  Bake at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes. 
Note – Be careful that you do not overbake these. Even cooking them a couple of minutes too long could make them brown and hard, and they won’t taste nearly as good, so keep watch as these are baking.
Tip – If you’re not looking for something simple, you can always put frosting on these. In fact, they’d be great for sandwich cookies too. Or you could add anything else you like.  In a couple of weeks, I’ll also be sharing something else that you can do with these shortbread cookies.  (You’ll definitely be excited, so stay tuned!)

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  1. Handy Man, Crafty Woman says

    these look so yummy. Came over from "It's so very cheri."

  2. Jerri, I love just plain shortbread cookies. I bet these are wonderful. And I'll have to submit a cookie recipe to you before the end of the month. I'll have to find the perfect one. :o)

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  4. I would love to submit the fudge-filled bars recipe. I will plan on linking up on the 30th!! 🙂

  5. I love short bread cookies! Thanks for sharing!
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  6. Why did I have to see your post when I'm feeling so hungry? Your cookies look perfect!! YUMMY!!

    Thank you for sharing the recipe, too. If I attempted to make them now, only half of the dough would make it to the oven. I am such a lover of eating cookie dough!


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