Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Grannies Shortbread

My Grannie made the family her Scottish shortbread well
into her late eighties. She always made cakes rather than
cookies for us all. I'm sure she wouldn't mind me sharing
her recipe as she passed away three months short of her100th birthday.

1 pound of soft butter
1 cup of berry sugar
mix till all granules are gone.
Slowly add flour 1 cup at a time till it comes away from the bowl.
Usually it takes 4 to 4 1/2 cups plus, some for rolling dough into cakes or cookies. Knead till dough comes away from the bowl.
If making cakes, cook in a 325 oven approx. 50 mins
for cookies bake at 350 for 20 mins. Keep checking after 15 depending on size of cookies.

Only use real butter, Grannie would be insulted.