Tuesday, August 30, 2011


This summer I tried my hand at baking and enjoyed doing it with my kids. Just remember one thing...

When baking, follow directions.  When cooking, go by your own taste.  
~Laiko Bahrs
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!

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