January 6 is National Shortbread Day! Perhaps it's an excuse to eat more cookies post Christmas festivities thus delaying the "I'm starting a diet" typical New Year's resolution.
I didn't know much about the cookie besides the cute Walker's plaid box they come in when they're purchased at the store. However, this year I decided to make them for some special someones as gifts. Let me be completely honest. I DO NOT BAKE. It's far too complicated and precise for me. However, besides my grandmother's caramel flan recipe, shortbread cookies are my go to because they are as easy 1. 2. 3.
1 part white sugar
2 parts butter
3 parts flour
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2. Cream butter and white sugar together. Add flour until all ingredients are mixed through.
3. Transfer your mixture to a floured board and knead for 3-5 minutes.
4. Cut your dough into your desired shape with a cookie cutter or a knife. Place onto a buttered baking sheet.
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Did you know: Shortbread was invented by Mary Queen of Scotts in the 16th Century. Back then caraway was used to flavor the cookies.