What is just 3 ingredients, star shaped, and is a great gift to give people this Holiday season? These three Ingredient Shortbread Cookies of course. Did the 3 ingredient bit give it away? Happy Holidays everyone. Tonight we celebrate the 8th and final night of Hanukkah, and in 4 days it’ll be Christmas Eve! Can you believe it? This month flew by, and I still have about 30 presents to wrap EEKKK! Thankfully I plan on giving these delicious shortbread cookies to a few people on my list, which takes little effort to bake and put in a pretty package.
Let’s break this down, because you will see how easy this really is. Start with your three ingredients which is butter, light brown sugar, and flour. You don’t even have to wait for your butter to softened because it goes in cold and cubed. I am not going to lie, I always forget that step. Add your ingredients in a mixer to combine or until the batter becomes light and fluffy (this will take several minutes). Knead the dough for about 5 minutes or until the consistency becomes like play dough, not sticky.
Optional to add sprinkles, but now would be the time to do it. If adding sprinkles, knead dough for an extra minute or two to combine. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes so it becomes firm enough to roll out dough, and cut into your desires shape. Place cookies on a silicon mat or parchment paper, and bake for 15-20 minutes. And that’s it! Not bad right? And the end result is a seriously delicious, buttery flaky cookie that maybe lasted two days in my house. I’d like to chalk it up to the Holiday spirit that made us devour these tasty treats, but that’s about as long as cookies ever last in my house.
Speaking of Holiday spirit, we have decided to take some time and unplug from the everyday grind to enjoy the Holidays with our families. This will be our last post until the New Year, and we can’t wait to come back refreshed and with new delicious content to share with you all. We hope you have a wonderful and safe Holiday, and we look forward to having you all back in January!
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