Fellow bloggy buds,
Please be patient with me as I have not been very diligent about reading/commenting/visiting. The holidays are upon us and things are crazy! Next week I am taking Abby & Izzy to New Orleans to visit my family, which means that this week is jam-packed and I’m trying to get everything done. Today I am baking. I will share with you my mom’s famous shortbread recipe (drool). I’m baking several batches today to share with friends and neighbors.
Julie’s Fabulous Shortbread
You will need:
1 cup softened butter
1/2 cup sugar, plus 3 tbs. more (in holiday colors if you like) for sprinkling on top
2 cups sifted flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
*Preheat oven to 350, grease a 9 x/ 13 pan.
*Beat the butter until it is light and creamy. Beat in 1/2 cup of the sugar. Sift the flour with the salt & baking powder, then fold into the butter mixture.
*Place the dough in the baking pan and use your fingers to pat it down/in.
*Sprinkle the top with the remaining/colored sprinkles and bake for about 15 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned.
*Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.