Classic Shortbread: A Simple And Timeless Recipe

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Classic Shortbread Recipe

Ingredients:

– 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
– 1/2 cup powdered sugar
– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/4 teaspoon salt

Steps:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Gradually add in the flour and salt, mixing until a dough forms.
4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness.
5. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
7. Allow the shortbread to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Orange and Almond Shortbread Recipe

Ingredients:

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– 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
– 1/2 cup powdered sugar
– 1 teaspoon orange zest
– 1/2 cup almond flour
– 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/4 teaspoon salt

Steps:

1. Follow the same steps as the classic shortbread recipe, but add in the orange zest and almond flour when creaming the butter and sugar.
2. Proceed with the rest of the steps as directed, baking until lightly golden.
3. Optional: drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle with chopped almonds for an extra special touch.

Lemon and Lavender Shortbread Recipe

Ingredients:

– 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
– 1/2 cup powdered sugar
– 1 teaspoon dried lavender
– 1 tablespoon lemon zest
– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/4 teaspoon salt

Steps:

1. In a small bowl, mix together the dried lavender and lemon zest.
2. Follow the same steps as the classic shortbread recipe, but add in the lavender and lemon mixture when creaming the butter and sugar.
3. Continue with the remaining steps and bake until lightly golden.
4. Optional: sprinkle with a little extra dried lavender before serving for a beautiful presentation.