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Melt-in-your-mouth Shortbread

Prepare to experience pure indulgence with our Melt-in-Your-Mouth Shortbread recipe! These delicate, buttery delights are a testament to the beauty of simplicity in baking. Each bite crumbles effortlessly on your tongue, releasing the rich, buttery flavor that defines classic shortbread. Whether you’re sipping tea with friends or treating yourself to a moment of sweet serenity, these shortbread cookies will transport your taste buds to a realm of heavenly delight.

Exciting Story: Let me share a story of culinary discovery and the magic of simple ingredients – the story of our Melt-in-Your-Mouth Shortbread. It all began with a quiet afternoon in the kitchen, a block of premium butter, and the desire to create something extraordinary with just a few ingredients. Hours of perfecting the recipe resulted in these ethereal shortbread cookies that seem to vanish as soon as they touch your lips.

Why This Melt-in-Your-Mouth Shortbread: Unveiling Why This Recipe Is a Must-Try Buttery Dream!

Selling Points:

  • Butter-Born Magic: Experience the enchantment of shortbread made with the finest butter.
  • Effortless Elegance: Enjoy a treat that’s beautifully simple yet utterly sophisticated.
  • Versatile Perfection: Pair them with your favorite beverage or give them as elegant gifts.
  • Irresistible Texture: Savor the crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth goodness that defines classic shortbread.
  • Homemade Comfort: Share the comfort and joy of homemade baking with loved ones.

Notes:

  • For a twist on classic shortbread, you can add a handful of chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or citrus zest to the dough.
  • Sprinkle the cookies with a dusting of powdered sugar after baking for extra sweetness and elegance.
  • Store these shortbread cookies in an airtight container to maintain their delicate texture.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use salted butter?

While unsalted butter is recommended for precise control of the salt level, you can use salted butter and adjust the added salt accordingly.
How long can I store these shortbread cookies?

These shortbread cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks, although they rarely last that long!
Can I freeze shortbread dough for later use?

Yes, you can wrap the dough in plastic wrap and freeze it. When ready to use, simply thaw it in the refrigerator and proceed with the recipe.

Indulge in the pure, buttery bliss of Melt-in-Your-Mouth Shortbread – a delightful treat that’s simple yet sophisticated. Share these heavenly cookies with friends and family or savor them as a moment of sweet serenity whenever you desire.

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Melt-in-your-mouth Shortbread

Melt-in-your-mouth Shortbread

Recipe by Alexandra
5.0 from 2 votes
Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

0

minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup 1 unsalted butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 granulated sugar

  • 2 cups 2 all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 salt

  • 1 teaspoon 1 pure vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened unsalted butter and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in the pure vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Mix until a soft dough forms.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a 1/2-inch thickness.
  • Use cookie cutters or a sharp knife to cut the dough into your desired shapes.
  • Place the shortbread cookies on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each.
  • Prick the tops of the cookies with a fork to create a decorative pattern.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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