December is just a couple days away, which means holiday baking is about to get started…if it hasn’t already! I am still trying to finalize my cookie list! Every time I think I have it done, I come across a new recipe or see a picture of the most delicious looking cookies and my mind starts to change…gah, the struggle is real. Or is it just me?
There are two cookies that I know I will be making; sugar cookies and shortbread! In my opinion, two of the most classic Christmas cookies. Sugar cookies are just a favourite and shortbread is just a necessity. As a kid, I remember going to family Christmas gatherings and stuffing my face FULL of shortbread, so much that my stomach was always hurting by the time we left.
Shortbread is usually always a hit! I love that (like sugar cookies) you can dress them up or leave them bare, they are delicious either way. This year, I’ve decided to go with dipped shortbread cookies..mmmm! I went with white chocolate, only because it seems more festive??? Then I sprinkled some green and red sprinkles on top, super cute! I loved how they turned out!
1 + 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, and salt. Set aside.
- In an electric stand mixer bowl, fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth. Add in the sugar and beat until smooth. Add in vanilla. Slowly, add in the flour mixture until just combined.
- Bring dough together and flatten. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour.
- Remove dough from fridge and let it soften for about 10 minutes.
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough and cut out into desired shapes, placing them onto prepared baking sheets. Bake cookies for 8 minutes or until edges are golden. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Enjoy!
- Optional – dip cookies in chocolate and decorate with festive sprinkles. Or drizzle melted chocolate across tops of cookies.