There are two things in the kitchen I have a morbid fear of – box graters and rolling out cookie dough.
Ina isn’t afraid of those things, so she rolled her dough out and cut it into sweet little hearts.
I was afraid of that, so I just rolled mine into little balls and coated them with sugar…
Crumbly rich shortbread for those of us who are afraid….
3/4 lb unsalted butter room temperature
1 cup sugar (plus extra for sprinkling)
1 t pure vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 t salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Mix together the butter and 1 cup sugar until they are just barely mixed
add the vanilla
in a medium bowl, sift the flour and salt together
add to the butter/sugar mixture and mix on low speed until the dough just starts to come together
Dump onto a surface dusted with flour and shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes
roll the dough into small balls and roll in raw sugar, then flatten slightly with fork
bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for about 15 to 20 minutes
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