Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Heart-Shaped Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookies

2 C. flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 C. butter
1/2 C. powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer. Add sugar gradually, followed by flour, beating well after each addition. To use cookie cutters, roll out dough on lightly floured surface, to about 1/3" thick. Cut out and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Add sprinkles and/or colored sugar, if desired. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

To create a tea-party-for-one, slip a shortbread cookie into a glassine envelope and staple a packet of tea to it. Deliver to a friend - they'll be delighted.