For about two weeks now, I’ve had this insane hankerin’ for some shortbread. The Walker’s Scotch shortbread at the store have been taunting me in their lusty tartan packaging, but I can never bring myself to pay that much for a few handfuls of cookies. So what, I’m cheap. Somehow I reached the end of the Christmas season without a single person offering me any beautiful buttery shortbread.
So, I did what any other girl in my shoes would do… I saddled up Eloise and found myself a shortbread recipe. (Eloise is what I affectionately refer to my Kitchen-aid as)
Literally — easiest things to make, ever. Two sticks of butter (that’s right), some powdered sugar, cornstarch, flour, and a few minutes in the oven… and you have powdery, literally melt-in-your mouth shortbread. Next time, though, I might add a tiny bit of almond extract and a tiny bit more sugar to my batch for an extra kick to the taste buds.
And of course, leave it to my kid sister to one-up my cookies by adding some raspberry jam she found in the fridge.
Such a beautiful experience.