How can cookie lovers not thinking about shortbread cookies which make their Christmas and New Year creamy and delicious? These cookies have a rich heritage of Scottish tradition as it is simple yet very popular amongst all age groups. Well, it was linked with various rituals since the ages main thing is it doesn’t have many ingredients this recipe uses an ample of butter and flour to produce that exquisite, melt-in-your-mouth feel and flavor. Today shortbread became popular souvenir from Scotland as it back up by many stories. There are new variants added into it with fruit, nuts, and different flavors and in the form of biscuits and cookies but the traditional method will never go outdated. This can be an ideal gift for Christmas or New Year.
So wait is over and we are making Scottish Shortbread Cookies.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Serves 2 to 4
- 170 to 200 grams of butter
- 85 to 100 grams of powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. of Natural flavoring (Biscuit or vanilla)
- 250 grams of all purpose of flour
- 10 to 15 grams of milk powder
- Pinch of baking powder
- Salt if needed
To start with take a large bowl and add butter and powdered sugar and start blending it with a wooden spoon, make sure that the mixture should be lump free and smooth. The mixture should nice, soft, fluffy and creamy.
To flavor it add 1 tsp. of natural flavor of your choice and vanilla is generally they used in this cookies.
Add all-purpose flour and milk powder in mixture, don’t forget to add baking powder, make flakey dough of it, don’t knead much or it will turn hard so be soft while you do that.
Shift dough into a thick sheet and rolled it and give a square shape around 2 to 3 inches thick with the help of roller and scapula to it now you can cut these into lengthy equal stripes and pierce with a fork so they can be cooked properly.
Now take a ungreased tray and arrange cookies if you wish can sprinkle some sugar into it and insert inside an oven which is pre-heat and keep it at 160 degrees for around 35 to 40 minutes to turn blushy pink color.
Take out the tray and take a bite of that liquefy into your mouth.