Gift Mixes for Christmas
The little green and red cookies are a very basic shortbread recipe. I think it is nearly a perfect cookie. The recipe is easy and the cookies are not too sweet and not too gooey with butter or shortening. I like them with coffee or tea.
Here's the recipe from the book Ratio.
Recipe # 31 Basic Shortbread CookiesMix the butter, sugar and vanilla. Add red or green food color. Mix in flour. When a dough forms, roll it into a log, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate it. When the butter in the dough hardens, slice cookies and bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
4 ½ tablespoons sugar
1 stick of butter
1 heaping cup of flour
½ teaspoon vanilla (or almond)
If you have a scale, and every baker should, the recipe is:
1 part sugar (2 ounces)
2 parts butter (4 ounces)
3 parts flour (6 ounces)
For an easy variation, try my Three-Four-Five Cookies. For Christmas I sprinkled red or green sugar on the cookies before baking.