Sunday, December 5, 2010

Lookie Lookie I got cookie!

Last week we made sugar cookie a la egg shell- luckily, no egg shells were found in the finished product...  this week, Ali helped with one cookie, after rolling it into a ball she proceeded to lick her entire hand... thus ending her apprenticeship.  Such a funny little girl.  She couldn't figure out why I wouldn't let her do any more!!!  Her hands were clean!  These pretty little cookies were found on the Pioneer Woman's website, but when I clicked on the picture, it took me to someone elses.  I guess she can't do everything... 

I always thought it was harder to make shortbread, but apparently not.  I couldn't believe how easy it was- and I got it right on my first try!  So- for anyone interested I've posted the recipe below.  You will love them-

Shortbread with Strawberry Jelly
about 18 cookies

* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
* 1/2 cup shortening
* 1 egg yolk
* 1 teaspoon almond extract
* 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup Strawberry Preserves

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Cream sugar, shortening and butter in a large bowl. Mix in egg yolk and almond extract. Blend in the flour a little at a time, until well combined and chunky. Shape a tablespoon of dough into a ball. Repeat with the remaining dough. Place the cookies on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Using your thumb press the down on the cookie. Fill the dimple with about 1 tsp of Strawberry preserves.

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until light golden brown. Tranfer to cooling rack.


Joey said...

Those are one of my favorites! I LOVE shortbread cookies!!! I would have been licking my fingers too. Thanks for the recipe. I will try them!

Just to let you know...Howard Barlow passed away on Thursday morning. Del Marie has been right by his side since he was diagnosed with stomach cancer last spring. He will be missed not only by her but by our entire ward.

The Holdaway Family said...

mmmm...they look so yummy!