Friday, June 8, 2012

TGIF- Shortbread

Both times I made this shortbread, it was for giving away.  First it was for the people at our insurance office, and then it was for a cake walk fundraiser.  And as much as it killed me to give most of it away, my jeans are thanking me big time.  This is serious shortbread- a little goes a long way, but of course it's hard to stop at just a little because it is just that good.  There are only four ingredients, and two steps if you count transferring from the bowl to the pan, but the results are beyond perfect.  And since this is such a basic recipe, you can use the shortbread for anything you want- dipping in ganache, serving under ice cream and berries, or just eating it plain like I did.  But a word to the wise- make sure you make it to share! ;)


1 lb butter, softened to room temperature (this is really important- it has to be completely softened)
4 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.  Transfer to a 9x13 baking pan and prick all over with a fork.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Enjoy your weekend!


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