From afternoon tea parties to swanky dinners, shortbread cookies are always in style! Why? Well, it must be because you can do pretty much whatever your imagination desires with them. Round shaped with sprinkles, heart shaped with icing –and that’s only the decorating. But for those who choose the more subtle side of things, just change the flavoring. Toss in some almond essence for a sophisticated alternative, here’s how:
1 1/4 cup butter
2 cups flour
3/4 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup ground almonds
1 tsp almond essence
Pinch of salt
1. Preheat the oven at 350 Fahrenheit
2. Mix the sifted flour with the ground almonds, and the pinch of salt. In a separate bowl, mix the softened butter until smooth and add the sugar. Continue mixing.
3. Add the almond essence to the butter-sugar concoction until fully incorporated. Slowly add the flour mix and form your dough.
4. Roll the dough and cut it using whatever shape you choose. Stick them into the oven for about 10 minutes.
Style is served!