December 3, 2019

Short Bread


Summer, is that you?


Retirement, are you ready?


A celebration dinner
Now Trending




follow @LloreaCazakoff

Essentially, I'm your friend down the street who started blogging, and then life threw lemons (AKA Divorce), and suddenly I found myself here, talking to you! 
Join me on this journey...


They may appear as tiny snowballs, but these happen to be among my absolute favourite Christmas treats. To me, nothing screams Christmas more than the goodness of shortbread – simply delicious! My mother used to stash these little delights away, and like a detective, I would track them down and indulge in sweet bliss. Eventually caught in the act, my mother would explain, “We need to save them!” Save? Save for what? I’m a firm believer in baking a ton and savouring them throughout the holidays. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

These are simple to make and best enjoyed straight from the cookie tin:) Enjoy!


1 LB Salted Butter

3/4 Cup Berry Sugar

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

5 Cups All-Purpose Flour

Cream butter and sugar, and add flour gradually. By the 5th cup of flour, the dough will be crumbly. Turn out onto the counter and knead until well combined. Divide the dough into two balls, flatten it into discs or rolls, and refrigerate for an hour or until you’re ready to bake. For ease, I prefer to make rolls; once the dough has chilled, remove it and let rest for approximately 10 minutes. Slice into 1/4″ discs and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet. At this time, you can decorate with glazed cherries, pecans or your favourite sprinkles… bake at 275 degrees for approximately 45 minutes to an hour; should be slightly golden. Or…if you prefer using cookie cutters, roll out 1/4″ thick and proceed the same as above. Once cool, sprinkle with snow, aka…icing sugar;)

The comments +

  1. Alien Resort says:

    Lorna Doone is the classic store-bought shortbread cookie. They’re good but I’ll bet homemade is better.

  2. Paulette Bornestig says:

    Holy Doodle, Lady – you got muscles! I tried by hand. Resorted to mixer because my stand bowl was in the dishwasher. We shall see how I did.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Stay in touch!