For years I have been making a beautiful chocolate shortbread cookie that’s rolled and reduce out, however this 12 months I had a request for a Ted Lasso sort shortbread cookie…just about a Scottish sort vanilla shortbread which are reduce into fingers after baking. They appear plain, however are fantastic! Within the photograph above, the one on the high left is turned on the aspect to indicate you the feel inside…reduce this fashion they’re about the identical width as top.

I checked out fairly just a few recipes and located that there are only a few variations and that is an excellent factor. I based mostly mine on some from the Web, however made just a few adjustments, as I usually do.

This shortbread is dependent upon the flavour of the elements, particularly the butter, so indulge for those who can by shopping for European butter…it has a better butterfat content material, too. The top outcomes are tender fingers that just about soften in your mouth. They aren’t too candy, particularly for those who go simple on the sugar topping as I did. The web recipes known as for a tablespoon or extra of granulated or uncooked sugar to be sprinkled on high, both earlier than or after baking. I solely used a teaspoon of granulated sugar. That was excellent in my view.

The wonderful thing about this cookie is that you simply make the dough in a food processor, so it’s fast, and there are so few elements that it is prepared very quickly. You do, nonetheless, want to sit back the dough within the baking pan for no less than half an hour. This helps the butter keep chilly at first of the bake.

One of many adjustments I made was to make use of half granulated sugar and half confectioners sugar within the dough. The confectioners sugar comprises some cornstarch and is conventional for shortbread, however the Ted Lasso recipes just about used all granulated sugar. I assume mine is a compromise.

These will be addictive, so take into account giving no less than half of them as items, or put them on a cookie tray at a celebration. In fact you may be the uncommon particular person who can parcel them out one by one to themselves over the remainder of December. If that is you, save all of them for your self!

Common shortbread Cookies
Makes 18 or 24 relying on how you chop them

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup confectioners sugar, strained
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, chilly

1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract

1) Match the meals processor with a metal blade
and place the dry elements within the bowl. Reduce the chilly butter into ½-inch
slices over the dry elements. Add the vanilla and almond extracts. Cowl and
course of till the elements maintain collectively. Take away the dough from the meals
processor. Type the dough right into a ball and flatten it barely.

2 ) Put together and eight”x 8″ baking pan by
lining with parchment with a pair inches over the perimeters for handles. Place
the dough within the pan and push out to fill pan, together with corners. Place a bit
of plastic wrap over the dough after which use a spatula or quick dowel to flatten
the dough evenly. Chill within the fridge for no less than half-hour and as much as 2
hours. Take away from fridge and take away plastic wrap.

3)   Whereas dough is chilling, preheat oven to 325
levels. Regulate racks to center or decrease center. Bake as quickly as doable
after eradicating dough from fridge.

4) If desired, sprinkle a further
teaspoon of granulated or uncooked or turbinado sugar over the pan, evenly.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes till cookies are agency
to the contact. The highest might be a light-weight golden brown. Place pan on a rack to chill. Whereas cookies are nonetheless scorching, reduce
into rectangles of desired measurement. (I reduce them in half a technique and into thirds the opposite approach, then reduce 4 cookies from every rectangle.

5) As soon as cookies are cool, use parchment
‘handles’ to take away the entire cookie from the pan to a slicing board. Utilizing the
pre-cut marks, reduce once more for sharp sides. Retailer in an hermetic container for up
to every week.

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