Hearst Castle Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Hearst Castle Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Short Bread Recipe Ingredients:
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1 pound unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean (optional)
Short Bread Recipe Instructions:
First of all preheat oven to 350F degrees. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside.
And then in a mixing bowl beat the butter until light and fluffy. Next is to add the powdered sugar and beat again, scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl once or twice as you are mixing. Beat in the vanilla extract. If you have a vanilla bean slit it open along its entire length, scrape out the vanilla bean paste from the interior of the bean, and add this to the mixer as well. Add the flour mixture in two additions. Stir until everything comes together into a thick dough.

Turn the dough out onto a countertop and divide into two pieces, there is quite a bit of dough, so cutting it into two pieces just makes it easier to roll out later on. Press each piece of dough out into a flat patty an inch thick. Wrap each piece in plastic and chill completely in the refrigerator - about thirty minutes. When the dough is chilled, use a rolling pin to roll the dough out 1/4-1/2-inch thick. Cut the dough into desired shapes using cookie cutters or a knife and place on a parchment (or Silpat) lined baking sheet.

Bake for 7 to 10 minutes, or until the bottoms of the cookies are barely golden...enjoy the cookie !

Basic shortbread

Basic Shortbread

Shortbread Recipe Ingredients

* 250g butter, softened
* 1 cup icing sugar
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 cups White Wings Plain Flour
* 1/2 cup cornflour
Basic topping
* 1 eggwhite, lightly beaten
* 2 tablespoons white sugar

Shortbread Recipe Instructions:

1.Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Using a pencil, draw a 19cm (diameter) circle in the centre of each sheet. Turn paper over.
2.Using an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until pale. Add flour and cornflour. Stir to combine. Turn onto a floured surface. Knead gently until smooth.
3.Divide mixture in half. Gently press each half into a round. Place 1 round onto each baking tray. Using circle marks as a guide, gently press out to form 1.5cm-thick, 19cm (diameter) rounds.
4.Use a knife to mark each round into 8 even triangles (don't cut right through). Pinch edges to form a frill. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm. Preheat oven to 160°C.
5.Make topping Brush each shortbread round with eggwhite. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden and firm to the touch. Allow to cool completely on trays. Use a sharp knife to cut right through markings. Serve...enjoy the shortbread !

Shortbread Recipe 1

Shortbread Recipe 1
A nice shortbread recipe to try !

Shortbread Recipe Ingredients:

* 8 ounces butter (2 sticks), room temperature
* 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Shortbread Recipe Instructions:
Combine all ingredients; use hands to knead until ingredients are blended. Press into ungreased pans (or chill and roll out to about 1/2-inch on a floured board and cut into shapes). Bake at 325° for about 20 minutes, or until shortbread is lightly browned. Cut shortbread into wedges while warm or break apart...nice ! Enjoy it !

Fancy Shortbread Recipe

Fancy Shortbread Recipe

A nice shortbread recipe to try !
  • 1 cup icing sugar,
  • 2 cups butter,
  • 4 cups flour.
Mix well, knead until the dough begins to crack, shape into a round cake about 1/2 inch thick, crimping the edge like a pie crust, or roll out and cut like cookies, or prepare as you would icebox cookies. Bake on ungreased tins in a slow oven until delicately browned. Allow the shortbread to cool on the tin...and the shortbread recipe is ready..enjoy it warm..

Shortbread Recipe

Shortbread Recipe

A great shortbread recipe to try !
  • 1/2 cup brown or fruit sugar or icing sugar,
  • 1 cup butter,
  • 2 cups flour.
  • Cream the butter,

add the sugar gradually and cream together thoroughly. Add flour slowly. When a stiff dough is formed, turn out on a floured board. Gradually knead in flour till the dough begins to crack. Roll out 1/4 inch thick, cut in fancy shapes and bake in a slow oven until slightly browned. The shortbread recipe is ready..enjoy it hot !!