December 24, 2014

Huckleberry Love: Grandmas's Old Fashioned Cookies

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)
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Maraschino Cherries (optional)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Combine your butter, flour,

 icing sugar and

salt in a bowl.

Using a stand mixer, beat your ingredients together for 10-15 min. You want your batter to be very well mixed. It will almost be whipped when finished.

While you are waiting for your batter to be mixed, cut your maraschino cherries into quarters.

Once the mixing is all done, roll your dough into small balls and place it on an ungreased cookie sheet. It's a bit messy, but so worth it in the end!

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. :)

Place your cookie sheet in your oven on the center rack and bake for 15 min.

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?
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Jamie is one of the co-creators and bloggers of Huckleberry Love. She is also the owner of her own handmade shop, Eimajinations, where she creates custom crochet hats and accessories for the littlest of the family. Jamie is a proud wife and mother to two sweet little girls who constantly inspire and challenge her and is expecting her third child this March. When she is not spending time with her family or creating new crochet items for her shop, she is busy doing any and all outdoor activities like playing soccer or participating in water sports at the lake. We'd love for you to follow Huckleberry Love on Pinterest and Facebook!