When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.
I came across this shortbread recipe in bon appetit magazine. I can't tell you how simple, easy, and yummy it is....
Whole wheat flour- 2 cups
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Salted butter (room temp) - 10 1/2 tsp
Large egg (room temp) - 1
Large egg yolk (room temp) - 1
Any jam of your choice
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Sieve the flour, sugar, and baking powder. Whisk the flour, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl.
Add the butter and mix it with your hands. Whisk the egg and the egg yolk in a bowl. Add this to the mixture and stir well. Use your hands to mix this well.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or use buttered aluminum foil. Use an ice cream scoop to measure the dough and roll it into a ball. Place them on the sheet with 2" space between them.
You can either leave it plain or make an indentation in the center of each ball and fill it with 1/2 tsp of jam. I used Strawberry jam.
Bake these cookies for 12-14 minutes until they turn golden. Transfer to a plate or a wire-rack to cool.
Enjoy your cookies!