Monday, October 2

Butter Shortbread

I always love the shortbreads and wanted to prepare this sometime. So I thought I will prepare this for cooking medley’s JFI event in which the main ingredient is Ghee and Butter. I think my entry is a bit late and I hope she will accept it.
I searched for this recipe in the net and found lots.. This is the one I picked and tried and it came out really well. My daughter loved it because I had used different shapes.



Ingredients

Butter- 1 cup(room temperature)
All purpose flour- 2 cups
Sugar- ½ cup(powdered)
Cornstarch- 1 tsp
Salt- 1 pinch

Method

Mix butter and sugar and beat it for 5 minutes till they are well mixed and the mixture is creamy.
Mix and seive flour, salt and cornstarch.
Add the flour mixture to the the butter. Fold in gently to make a dough.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes to make the dough a bit firm.
Roll out the dough into ¼ inch thick. Cut into round or whichever shape u want using a cookie cutter.


place them in the cookie sheets lined with parchment paper(I used foil because I was out of stock). Bake in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes at 300 degrees F.Cool this and store in a airtight jar.

Note: Please Use only butter for this recipe. Do not use margarine or anything else in substitution for butter.

27 comments:

shilpa said...

Wow..they look so cute. A great entry for JFI prema :).

Hema said...

Nice eggless recipe. Cute shapes too!

Foodie's Hope said...

Butter butter everywhere!!:)) nice and yummy butter cookies!!

Syam said...

just can't stop jolling... :-)

mandira said...

Such cute looking cookies. I bet they taste delicious too!

Anonymous said...

They look so good! I have blogged about shortbread too...looong time ago. I made it in a rectangular pan and cut it into pieces after baking while it was still warm.

Anonymous said...

Looks nice and buttery....thx for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Good looking cookies,nice one here Prema.

Lera said...

These look so awesome and decorative,liked the star shaped a lot...:)

Menu Today said...

Hi Prema,
Lovely looking "Shortbread". Perfect choice for JFI. Thanks for sharing.

veggiedelight said...

chooooooo cute shapes.. No wonder your D loved it !!

Krithika said...

They look so cute !!I love shortbread. Thanks for sharing

Tanushree said...

how cute they ae looking...will tell my mumma to prepar eit for me..

Linda said...

Hi Prema, your shortbreads look so fun with all the shapes!

Meena Kandlakuti said...

WoW Prema..nice entry for jhiva..also for my son too.I able find lot of good recipes from my fellow bloggers for children.Really this is special.Thanks for sharing

Lakshmi said...

nice recipe, will try it.

Raju said...

Bloghopped from Prabhu's place.. Wow.. super recipes.. and nalla fotos.. 'Idhudhanda saappadu'nnu solla thonichu.. Kalakkunga..

KrishnaArjuna said...

Pretty cookies Prema!

Anonymous said...

cute shapes and eggless too, way to go!

Prema Sundar said...

Thanks to all of you for ur kind comments.These are sure eggless, easy and simple one to make. I have started to bake few recipes only after blogging and ur comments surely encourage me. you guys are blogging so well that if I can bake this much You all surely can do much better. so try it out folks u will surely love it.
And really happy to get a comment from 'The Baking queen' Archana.

Deepa Cooks said...

looks yummy.thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! looks very inviting :)

Daagh said...

your shortbread looks delicious... coincidently my wifey is planning to make some today :-)

blueMarine said...

I followed your recipe and it seemed that the mixture is so buttery that I wasn't sure I could roll the mixture out after keeping it in the fridge for the time recommended. What can be done?

Prema Sundar said...

Hi Bluemarine,
The butter should be of room temperature and u should cream the sugar and butter well(light and fluffy)..
nothing will likey go wrong if u have added the right amount.
If u feel it is very buttery then try adding little bit of flour till u get a soft dough which can be rolled..

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