Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Scottish Shortbread + Giveaway

Butterbutterbutterbutter.  It is wonderful. And a key component in shortbread. And apparently a healthy snack, haha.
Look guys! Only 100 calories per serving!
Anyway, shortbread is fantastic, if you make it right. Don't try and skimp on the butter, you'll end up with a crumbly mess that sticks in your throat and chokes you. I don't understand those recipe that don't cream the butter and sugar together. It'll never get solid if you're using a fork or something! So yeah, make this recipe. It won't fail you, I swear.

Silky smooooth

Okay guys, so, I love you. I mean it. And I wish I could give you something fancy like a kitchenaid mixer or some special ingredient, but I can't really afford that. So...I would absolutely love to make you a batch of cookies as a sign of my appreciation. It's the least I can do. Here's the deal: while yes, in an ideal world I would send ALL of you cookies, I would get sucked into a cookie black hole never to be seen again. So I'm giving away cookies to TWO winners. Open to the US only, sorry international readers :c All you need to do is leave me a comment saying what your favorite kind of cookie is (or you can comment something else, whatever, haha). I'll keep the giveaway open through Monday, then announce the winners (who will be chosen randomly) here. Make sure you give me a way to contact you! Please leave comments. If I don't get any comments, I'll feel sad and neglected.

Scottish Shortbread

1 pound softened butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 cups flour

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Cream butter and brown sugar. Add 3 to 3 3/4 cups flour. Mix well.
Sprinkle board with the remaining flour. Knead for 5 minutes, adding enough flour to make a soft dough. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into 3x1 inch strips. Prick with fork and place on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until edges are browned.


  1. What a sweet and thoughtful giveaway and your shortbread looks delicious! Fabulous recipe! :)

  2. Dough in a Polyethylene BagDecember 14, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Haiku for You:
    I want your cookies
    Shortbread pleases my tummy
    Give them to me, please

  3. Courtney (birthday twin version)December 14, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    Oh no! Someone else has my name! But back on topic, I would love to sample the fruit (or cookies) of your labor.

  4. I love shortbread.

    So here is a comment to give you some love...we all need that :)

  5. oooh hope i'm not too late to enter!

  6. Of course not! It'll be open until 11:59 Monday :)

  7. I quite enjoyed your cake truffles, even though they aren't technically cookies :)

  8. Give me cookies! I like cookies.


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