Short post about shortbread!

4 Dec

Last week I had a few friends over for a potluck and games night, and one guy brought this CRACK SHORTBREAD. It is the easiest recipe ever and it’s SOOOOO GOOD. I’ve never made shortbread before, and when he told me his recipe I memorized it and made it this night!

I’ve mentioned before how I’m not the best measurer, and I just guessed looking at a block of butter if it was a cup (two sticks).  This is pretty much the easiest recipe ever and only takes  four ingredients.

All for one and one flour all!  The four musketeers of shortbread


All for one and one flour all! The four musketeers of shortbread

Mix:

2 c flour

1/2 c sugar

1 c butter (2 sticks)

1/2 tsp salt

Pat or roll out to about half an inch thick.  I used a silpat; love these!

Bake at 300 for half an hour or so.

Patty cake patty cake, baker's rectangle

Patty cake patty cake, baker’s rectangle

A pizza cutter is THE way to cut shortbread.  So easy!

Pizza pizza!  Oh whoops I meant shortbread shortbread!  I don't think the Little Caesar's guy would be disappointed with this

Pizza pizza! Oh whoops I meant shortbread shortbread! I don’t think the Little Caesar’s guy would be disappointed with this

For extra decadence, melt some chocolate chips (I wish I’d used a deeper bowl to get more chocolate on the ends) and dip your cookies in the melted chocolate and then some chopped walnuts.  Yum!

Jack Sprat would probably die a hundred times over from one of these

Jack Sprat would probably die a hundred times over from one of these

Now please excuse me while my roommates and I stuff our faces.  Beware, this stuff is ADDICTING.

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