Monday, December 6, 2010
Baked (late) on Monday! - Estelle's Whipped Shortbread
Hi Everyone! Had a baking day planned with my friend, Tamara (Modern Mommy), but we got off to a bit of a late start so it's now "Baked On Tuesday" for some of you! We've both had "one of those days" ;)
This delicious, and very easy, recipe comes from Tamara's Grandma, Estelle. Here is an early 70's photo her, proudly displaying her cupcakes. Love it.
Estelle's Whipped Shortbread - makes about 24 (we made a combo of trees with my cookie press and Estelle's simple dollops)
1/2 pound of softened butter
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup icing sugar (powdered)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
Preheat oven to 325f.
Place butter in a mixing bowl, and beat for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the cornstarch, icing sugar and flour, and beat for another 3-4 minutes.
For little pillow shapes, just place tablespoons of batter onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until just golden on edges.
For trees, we used a cookie press, and added dragees for the tree "ornaments". Very festive! These baked for about 12 minutes.
PS: check out great, and fairly new blog, Lost and Fawned for a fun gift guide. Thanks Lindsey! That picture of me is a touch massive, but I still love you. ;)
Back again soon. Have a great evening...or day!