Hello again everyone!
I'm so happy to be back sharing at from G2B for the last contributor post us ladies over at Huckleberry Love have for you this year. In the past I've shared with you two patterns to make a Crochet Baby Duck Easter Hat and a Crochet Ghost Knot Hat. This time around however, I decided to switch it up and share with you on of my favourite Christmas recipes, Grandma's Old Fashioned Shortbread Cookies.
Just the thought of all of the delicious goodies that are made at Christmas time adds about 5 pounds to my frame, but that never stops me when the shortbread cookies come out. They are hands down my absolute favourite Christmas treat! There are plenty of different shortbread recipes, but the one that I consider to be the very best hands down is the one that has been passed down to me from my mom, which was passed to her by her mom, which was passed to her by... well you get the idea ;) This special Christmas treat has been made in my family every Christmas for as long as I can remember, and a long time before that. And today, I'm sharing it with you.
This shortbread is light and fluffy, buttery and just down right DELICIOUS! And the added maraschino cherry on the top adds that perfect bit of sweetness.
And now that my mouth is watering just talking about them, I guess it's time I share the recipe.
Can't Get Started Without:
- Butter (it has to be butter; margarine or any other butter substitute just won't cut it)
- Icing Sugar (confectioners sugar)
- Maraschino Cherries (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Combine your butter, flour,
icing sugar and
salt in a bowl.
While you are waiting for your batter to be mixed, cut your maraschino cherries into quarters.
This is now the part where your kiddos can really participate. Have them put a piece of cherry on the top of every cookie. I had my girls placing them as I was rolling the dough. It completely expedited the process and they had fun too. :)
Once cooled, grab a big glass of milk and dig in!
See, super easy. And so, so good.
Do you have a favourite Christmas treat?
If you enjoyed this post, come and check out a few of my favourite posts that I've shared on Huckleberry Love!
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