22.6.12

Gratified Fridays: Summery Fun and Shortbread Cookies With Fancy Frosting





Here is a simple shortbread cookie recipe straight from Betty Crocker's cookbook.  You know they're going to be good when the main ingredient is butter!

Shortbread Wedges And Fancy Frosting

>>>To make the shortbread:

1/2 Cup Butter (softened)
2 Cups Flour
2 Tbsp Sugar

Mix the flour and sugar.  Gradually add the butter until the mix is crumbly.  Knead it into two balls.  Flatten each one onto a non greased cookie sheet to make an 8 inch circle.  With a knife slice the circles into 6 pieces each.  Bake at 350 degrees until light golden brown on the bottom.  Let cool 5 minutes and re-slice the wedges.  Cool.

>>>Make the frosting:

Powdered Sugar
Milk
Lemon Juice
Food Coloring

This is my go to frosting concoction because it is so simple and delicious and not too overpowering.  Pick out how many colors you want to use making sure to pick out some contrasting colors.  Mix mostly powdered sugar and just enough milk to make your frosting the consistency of yogurt.  Add a drop of lemon juice for flavor.  Now have fun adding your food coloring!

To create neat feathery designs like we did, first frost the bottom of the cookie in one color.  Now add stripes of another color.  Use a toothpick or butter knife and drag this through the icing the opposite direction of your stripes.  You can also alternate direction for an even more detailed result.

Enjoy!













Loving this summer vacation for nature walks with the family, and cookie making.  Having the kids home gives me reason to dream up these small adventures, in attack against the summer boredom that so easily sets in for them.  So grateful for these little moments.

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