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Shortbread

 

The cookies I love from childhood. Its always baked my grandmother, when waiting for us to visit on weekends. So my weekend so far has been associated with the taste of this delicate crumbly biscuits. Later I learned to bake it myself (especially since it’s easy), and come up with all sorts of supplements, new forms. Then my son and I together were molded from this test, different figures… And now quite often at my Desk those grandma’s cookies — are delicious, wholesome and pleased household and guests.

What you will need:

Flour – 3 to 3.5 cups

1 Cup sugar

Butter or margarine – 200 gr

Mayonnaise – 1 packet (170-200 gr.)

Egg – 1 PC.

Soda – 1 tsp quenched with boiling water or vinegar.

Salt – on the tip of a knife

It’s all for the basics. As for diversity supplements at your choice – vanilla sugar, crushed nuts, raisins, lemon peel, ginger, etc. For design of the finished cookies – fondant, frosting, sprinkles, jam, jams, etc., etc.

Cooking quick shortbread

The flour mix with the solid (cooled in refrigerator) oil. Butter or margarine finely chop with a knife or shred on a coarse grater. Hands RUB until you obtain fine crumbs.

In a separate bowl, mix sugar, mayonnaise, egg, salt until smooth and finally add the soda, previously extinguished by vinegar (1 table. spoon) or boiling water (about 2-3 table. spoon. Quenching soda is very steep with boiling water).

Pour the mixture into the flour and butter and quickly stir until smooth with a spoon. The batter should be free flowing, but not very steep. It’s soft and crumbly.

If done quickly in a cool room and minimally touch the dough with warm hands – the dough is ready. Otherwise, if the dough has softened much during kneading, it is desirable a few to cool it in the refrigerator. The colder the dough, the more tender rassypchatyh and get cookies.

The finished dough quickly roll out into the reservoir about 0.5 – 0.7 cm, cut by glass or by using special molds biscuits, spread on a baking sheet, put in a hot oven. Grease a baking sheet and sprinkle with nothing not need.

At the end of the article laid out a step by step .

If the dough to cool in the refrigerator for a couple hours – it will be possible to mould different figures. Only it’s also advisable to do not very long time, until the dough will not melt from the heat of your hands will become too soft and will not hold its shape.

You can take the test just to “split” pieces the size of a walnut and fast rolling balls. Then the cookies will turn out in the form of gingerbread.

Ideas for decoration of shortbread cookies, a great many

As for the ingredients:

Depending on your preferences you can easily substitute ingredients and experiment with the dough.

Mayonnaise can replace sour cream or even yogurt.

Oil use any butter, margarine, lard. You can even bake these cookies on the basis of vegetable oils.

Soda is replaced by any baking powder or baking powder.

Try the flour replaced with whole grain or add part.

Of course, the taste will be different each time, but we’re this is their goal. In short – the basic recipe gives a wide field for imagination and experimentation.

Ready biscuit can be glued together in pairs with jam, jam, chocolate cream and kids love the “sticky.” Can this dough bake in the form of thin or very cakes, of which get a great cake or pie. If this dough in a baking pan or cookie sheet in a single layer (thickness 1 – 1.5 cm) and top decompose – fruit or berries, you will get excellent outdoor sand cake .

 

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