Tuesday, February 15, 2011
GRANNY'S KITCHEN: Shortbread Hearts
1 cup butter, 2/3 cup powdered sugar, 2 tsp vanilla (or other flavoring), 1/8 tsp salt, and 2 cups flour.
Put in mixer. If the dough is sticky, add 1/4 cup more flour (up to 1/2 cup).
I spray cooking oil on my molds then flour them well before pressing the dough in. Prick the cookies with a fork to help prevent bubbling up, then cook at 325* for about 15 - 20 minutes (the time depends on the mold I'm using.. these take about 15.. some take 25). Loosen around the edges with a knife then pop out and put on cooling rack.
I think these are beautiful just the way they are, but I have some 'food markers' that I painted on a couple with. Maybe next time, I will use my liquid dyes and paint on the colors.. I bet the colors would be better plus that brush would be easier to use.
I've got my eye on some Easter molds... wonder if I could talk hubby into getting them for my anniversary or something. :o)