I am excited to be taking part in a new group called Fantastical Food Fight. The beauty of this group is if I don't want to participate one month, I don't have to. Cool. This month the theme was Shortbread Cookies. YUM! I had just found a new recipe I wanted to try so it was a perfect opportunity. The idea is Food Fight is to take each months theme, find or create an original recipe and make a variation of it. It can be anything...though not something the blogger has already made and posted. I love this idea.
There was a recipe going around for Whipped Shortbread. The words "melt in your mouth" was the winner for me. These cookies are small, cute and they do melt in your mouth. I added homemade mint extract to mine...yum! It could have used a little more, but I know for next time.
This recipe originated off the Taste of Home Site. Find it here. I've almost always been pleased with recipes from their site and cookbooks. Their magazine was one of the first I used as a married woman.
NOTE: I halved the recipe as the original said it made 16-18 dozen...I didn't need that many..haha.
1 1/2 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. confectioners sugar, sifted
2 1/4 c. flour
3/4 c. cornstarch
1. In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2. In a separate bowl combine flour and cornstarch. Gradually add into butter mixture. Mix until well blended.
3. Roll dough into 1" balls (dust hands with cornstarch if necessary..I didn't need to). Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten slightly with the back of a fork dipped in powdered sugar.
4. Bake in a 300 degree oven for 20-22 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack until cooled.
These would actually be great for a wedding reception or special party.
With Joy Unquenchable,