Friday, December 21, 2012

{easy last minute christmas cookies}

YAY for Friday! My last day at work before Christmas - I am ready for this much needed break!!

I've got dinner guests tonight - and a slew of other events in the next few days, and seeing as I've been super short on time I needed a quick and easy cookie recipe for guests, friends, family & our neighbours. Here's what I whipped up {literally!}:

These are the easiest and most delicious little shortbread cookies you can make! Great thing is you only need 3 ingredients - and I'll bet you have them at home already ...


- 1 cup unsalted butter (softened - either leave at room temp a few hrs or warm in a microwave for approx. 30 seconds)
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup icing sugar

Combine all ingredients and beat for 10 minutes. And when I say 10 minutes, I mean TEN MINUTES. If you have a hand mixer like me, you'll get a good bicep workout in ;) It's this step that makes these cookies soft, whipped, melt-in-your-mouth amazing.

Drop from a teaspoon onto a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 mintues at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (or until edges are just golden). This recipe makes 3 dozen cookies, so if you double it, you've got enough to feed the whole block! Hope this comes in handy if you needed a quick last minute recipe with ingredients already around the house.

YUM! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!


Michelle said...

Those look amazing!!! I may just make them right now!
What temperature do you cook them at?

Marcus Design said...

OOPS! My bad Michelle, sorry! It's 350 degrees F. I've updated the post, thank you SO much for pointing that out ;)

Nancy x

Tessa Hughes said...

I made whipped shortbread for the first time a few weeks ago and they're my new fave! I'll definitely have to try your recipe for our Christmas get togethers :) Thanks Nancy!!



The Glam Lamb said...

These look great! How in-advance can you make them! Happy holidays!!!


Lisa said...

This is one of my favourite holiday cookie recipes too. I decorate them with a tiny piece of red glace cherry or a sprinkle of coloured sugar. Happy Christmas!

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Anonymous said...

Is icing sugar the same as powdered sugar?? Thanks.

Mrs P! said...

Hi Nancy! I love your blog and try to check in daily! I just made a batch of these! So easy and so delicious! Thank you for sharing! Wishing you wonderful holidays!

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Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh do i love shortbread! gotta pin these!

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