Basically Shortbread are type of crispy buttery dense cookies.They are very simple to make and tastes incredibly good. The real taste of short bread cookies comes from the butter, so the quality of butter is more important in this recipe. I have used dried cranberry as it comes from in lovely red color which is very apt for valentine's day. But any type for dried fruits can be Used. Dried apricots are my other favorite combination in this cookies.Even chocolate chips can be used.
Love short bread cookies a lot. But this is a fist shortbread cookies I am posting. Each time I make it, I never found time to click them. Finally this time I did it. I got this recipe from a food magazine. From the first time I tried these cookie it was a great hit among my family and friends.
I would like to send this recipe to Notyet100 of Asankhana , She is hosting this beautiful event named Cooking With Luv for Luv. All the best for the event.....
Flour - 1 cup
Butter - 1 stick (1/2 cup)
Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup
Vanilla - 1 teaspoon
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Dried Cranberries - 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
Combine all the above ingredients except cranberries. Make it as a crumbly dough. Next add the cranberries and knead the dough until the cranberries are equally mixed.
Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 mins. Then flour the board slightly and roll out the disk, about 1/2 inch thick.
Then using a heart shape cookie cutter cut out cookies and lay them on a baking sheet. Knead the left out dough and again do the same process and make as many cookies u need.
Bake the cookies in a 350 degrees oven for around 20 mins or until the sides of the cookies turn slightly brown.
Note : For perfect shortbread cookies do not over mix or over knead the dough.
Do not bake the cookies to a deep golden brown.
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