Blogmas Day 2: Christmas Baking

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Good afternoon all!!!

One of my favourite festive things to do is Christmas baking with my grandmother. Every year, we test out new recipes and make old favourites, and for this round of baking we wanted to make one of our traditional recipes: shortbread cookies. They are super easy to make, and so delicious to eat.

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My grandmother’s handwritten recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of butter
  • 1 cup of icing sugar
  • 4 cups of flour

Step 1: Mix these ingredients in a bowl until they are smooth.

Step 2: Roll the dough into small balls and press with a fork to create a ribbed design, or cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Depending on how wide your cookie tray is, limit the number of cookies per row to about 4, as they will spread out in the oven and you don’t want them melding together. Although, that would make for one massive cookie . . .

Step 3: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and then pop them in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

Step 4: Enjoy your delicious, warm, home-made shortbread cookies with a cup of hot chocolate or tea.

I love giving these as presents to people, having them out when company comes over, and snacking on them while studying for final exams.

What are you baking this Christmas season???

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3 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 2: Christmas Baking

  1. The cookies look great. My girl would love the colorful sprinkles on them! And I love that it is your grandma`s recipe. I have many of my grandmother ones on my blog 🙂

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