We can’t promise that you won’t FALL in love with these buttery Shortbread Cookies from Megan, of our Market Place Café at Lakes and The Overlook Artisanal Coffee House and Wine Bar in our North Community. They are spectacular for the autumn season and they taste divine; sinfully buttery and delectably tender.
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
¾ cup softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Confectioner sugar for sprinkling
Filling: If you want to make them sandwich cookies use : ¼ cup dulce de leche
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Sift flour and ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar together in a bowl. Pour in the vanilla. Rub the butter into the flour until completely incorporated to form dough. Roll out on a floured surface to ¼ inch thick, and then cut with cookie cutter.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with confectioner sugar.
Directions for the sandwich cookies — Cut cookies in a 1 ½ inch circle or use circle cutter. Bake for the above time and temperature. When they have cooled place a thin layer of dulce de leche to the bottom of one cookie and top with another cookie to make a sandwich. Then sprinkle with confectioner sugar.