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Classic Shortbread Cookies

Classic Shortbread Cookies

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Ingredients for Making Classic Shortbread Cookies

  1. Wheat flour 450-500 grams
  2. Butter 300 grams
  3. Sugar 150-200 grams
  • Main ingredients: Oil, Flour, Sugar
  • Serving: 37 servings


Oven, Baking sheet, Baking paper, Kitchen spatula, Mixer, Biscuit, Bowl, Tablespoon, Knife, Strainer, Kitchen gloves

Making classic shortbread cookies:

Step 1: prepare the dough.

First, we take out the butter from the refrigerator so that it warms up at room temperature and softens. And only after that, we transfer it to a deep bowl or bowl of the mixer. Then add sugar and at medium speed for 4 minutes, beat the mass until smooth homogeneous consistency. Next, sift the wheat flour with a sieve directly into a bowl of butter. Do not be lazy to sift the flour, as this eliminates lumps and other impurities that may be in the package, as well as it is saturated with oxygen and mixes easier in the dough. We sift the flour component not all at once, but gradually in parts, while periodically stirring the mass with a tablespoon. The test mass is rather friable, because there is only one binder for our cookies - this is butter.

Step 2: knead the dough.

Sprinkle a flat surface with a small amount of sifted wheat flour and spread the dough on it. With clean hands, knead it several times until smooth and with a knife we ​​divide it into 4 equal parts. Since the resulting dough is too soft for rolling, we form from the first part, again with our hands, a test layer with a thickness of up to 1 centimeter of arbitrary shape. In the same way, we form all other test layers. After that, gently palm the knife under the formation, thereby checking whether it is stuck to the surface of the table.

Step 3: make cookies.

Using the form, we squeeze out the future cookies from the test layers and set it aside. Then we combine together the scraps remaining from 4 layers into one test ball and do the previous steps again. After we have no more dough left, we proceed directly to the baking.

Step 4: bake cookies.

Preheat the oven to 170 - 180 degrees Celsius. We cover the baking sheet with baking paper and lay out cookies at a distance of 2 - 3 centimeters from each other. As soon as the oven has warmed up to the desired temperature, remove the baking sheet in it. Cookies will be baked within 15 to 20 minutes, the time will depend primarily on the thickness that you made. In the process of baking, the cookies are slightly browned and acquire a beautiful golden hue. We take out the baking sheet with the finished cookies from the oven, helping ourselves with the kitchen tacks and leave them to cool at room temperature for about 10 minutes.

Step 5: serve the classic shortbread cookies.

Then we separate the cookies from the baking sheet using a kitchen spatula and lay on a beautiful serving dish. We prepare aromatic tea, coffee or warm milk for children and you can start tasting. You can give any form to the sand dough, because it does not bubble during the baking process. At the same time, it can be decorated with melted milk or white chocolate, as well as any other icing. Cook with pleasure! Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- - Cookies will be more aromatic if you add a little vanilla extract or vanilla sugar to the dough.

- - If you decide to cover the cookies with icing, then allow the baking to cool slightly before decorating. And then put it in the refrigerator so that the glaze hardens and seizes.

- - If you do not have a kitchen scale, then flour and sugar can be measured with ordinary faceted glasses. In 1 cup, to the brim, 150 grams of flour and 200 grams of sugar are included.