Friday, July 31, 2020

Shortbread Bake-Off by Vicki Delany

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve given you the chocolate chip cookie recipes I tried for my bake-off to find the the best recipe to include in the next Tea by the Sea mystery, Murder in a Teacup (Summer 2021 from Kensington).  Now it’s time for shortbread. After all, nothing goes better with a nice cup of tea than a piece of homemade shortbread.

If you’re wondering which cookie recipes I’ve chosen for the book – you’ll have to wait until it comes out!

Vicki’s Shortbread Cookies Recipe 1

This makes A LOT
1 ½ pounds unsalted butter, room temp
2 ¼ cups icing sugar
1 ½ cups cornstarch
¼ tsp salt
4 ½ cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 275.  Prepare cookie sheets (I use silicone liners)
Cream butter and sugar in electric mixer.
Combine cornstarch, salt, flour in medium bowl.
Knead flour mixture into butter mixture
Roll out dough ¼ inch thick and cut with cookies cutters or by hand.
Place on cookie sheets and bake for 35 or 45 minutes until cookies are pale gold on the bottom.

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  1. Love tea and shortbread!

  2. Can't wait to read this thanks for the recipe

  3. Shortbread is lovely, all that buttery goodness!
    And if you feel totally decadent, add some melted chocolate on top!

  4. I can’t wait to read the book.