Short Bread Cookies
This is a recipe from my Moms friend who was Scottish.
It is the real thing.
She used to make a big circle and then break it apart but I prefer the cookies.
I am too much of a slob to deal with so many crumbs.
One cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream the butter then add the sugar, then flour, then the vanilla
It is a soft dough so you need more flour to roll the cookies
Roll into one inch balls
Roll each ball into a rope about 3 inches long.
Try to make them all the same width and length
Trim the edges to make them look nice and neat.
Place them on parchment paper in a cookie sheet
Bake 350 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes
Watch them because they burn quickly
Decorate with powdered sugar or chocolate.
Keep in an airtight container.
This is a very buttery delicate cookie
I usually make them for the holidays, a party but never bring them to the beach.