Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Peppermint Topped Shortbread Cookies

 Hi friends!!

These cookies aired on Fox19 this past Monday morning.  Please enjoy this easy holiday cookie recipe.  Note: You can shape your cookie dough into a circle (1/4-1/2 inch thick) and then score triangle shapes by cutting them into wedges...after they come out of the oven.  Any way you slice it...these are great shortbread cookies.



Peppermint Topped Shortbread Cookies
Blue Ribbon Kitchen’s Karri Perry 2019

1 cup butter-softened
½ cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon salt

Melted chocolate, dark, milk or white
Candy Canes-crushed into a fine powder with a rolling pin

With a mixer, cream the butter and sugar for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and salt.   Add the flour slowly until a soft dough forms.  Lightly butter the bottom of a small 9x12, rimmed baking sheet. Press the dough evenly into the baking sheet, use waxed paper to help the dough from sticking to your hands.  Press the dough until the cookies are just shy of ½ inch in thickness—it is ok if the dough does not reach every corner of the baking sheet.  Prick with a fork all over the surface of the dough.
Bake in a 300 degree oven, on the middle rack for 35-40 minutes or until the edges are golden.

When the cookies emerge from oven, immediately cut into squares with a knife.

Let cool 15 minutes, before lifting the cookies from the tray and onto a cooling rack with an off-set spatula.

Decorate cooled shortbread cookies with a drizzle of melted chocolate and crushed candy cane pieces.  Use a piping bag to help direct the chocolate, be sure to cut a very tiny opening so that chocolate lightly flows onto the cookies.

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