These Shortbread cookies are made with only 3 ingredients making them super easy to make! They are rich and flaky, and perfect to give as gifts!
To all the Canadians out there (myself included), Happy Thanksgiving!
This is my first year making a turkey, and I am super nervous about it. I mean, give me a challenging baking creation, I will try to master it. Making croissants? No problem. But having to touch meat and cook it? Well, I don't think that is my specialty.
So while I try to focus on not ruining a really expensive turkey, I will make the most simple dessert known to man. Shortbread squares.
Not just any shortbread squares though. Three ingredient shortbread, so I know for a fact that I have all of the ingredients. As all the grocery stores are closed on Thanksgiving, I couldn't make a fancier dessert even if I wanted to.
If I have any leftover, I might bring some to my students tomorrow. As one of my students recently gave me that "Best Teacher Ever" mug, I feel like I owe it to them to give them something back. Something that doesn't interfere with class time (no matter how much my students beg me for a movie day, it is not happening!).
These flaky cookies are perfect for gift giving! In fact, I might save this recipe and make it again when I do my week long cookie baking spree come Christmas time. Maybe dip them in chocolate the next time? What do you think?
What you'll need:
- 4 1/2 Tablespoons white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Fold in the flour until fully combined.
- Press the cookie dough into an 8x8 baking sheet. Place in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Cut into squares.