A long time ago i used to make this shortbread cookies during christmas time . I don’t know why but i have skipped so many years without making shortbread cookies . Maybe because it was too dangerous making it .. LOL .. just like butter cookies , where i couldn’t stop munching at them . That’s why once it’s all done being baked , i put them away .. you know the phrase ” Out of sight out of mind .. ”
I saw a recipe that has chocolate chip in their shortbread . That’s what i am doing right now actually , i added about 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chip , although i love just the plain shortbread too . They’re easy to make and doesn’t take much time at all to make .
2 sticks of butter , room temperature
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
pinch of salt
3/4 cup of powdered sugar
2 cups of all purpose flour
1 cup of semisweet chocolate chip ( you can always skip this to make just plain shortbread , or add it , to make chocolate shortbread cookie )
1. Line a 9 inch square pan with foil , with 2 sides left hanging . So it’ll be easy to remove the cookie .
2. In a large mixing bowl , beat the butter until it’s creamy and smooth about 1-2 minutes , then add vanilla and pinch of salt . Then add the powdered sugar , mix until just combined . Then add the flour , in 2 batches , and mix until it’s smooth . Add in the chocolate chips and stir with wooden spoon .
3. Transfer the dough into the square pan , dust your hands with flour so you can use it to press the dough and make it even in the pan . Score the dough with knife , make 9 strips by 2 strips ( sometimes i make it smaller 9×4)Bake at 350 Ffor 40-45 minutes , or until the top are dry and edges firm . Then immediately score again . Let it cool , take it out and cut .