We'll have a white Christmas after all!
According to the weather forecast, this was supposed to be rain...
I don't know how much snow we're supposed to get but they were saying that places about 40 miles up the Valley from us could get as much as 8-10".
This is heavy packing snow, the perfect kind for building snowmen but I doubt that it will last long because the ground hasn't frozen yet. But it does look nice, doesn't it?
So what's a gal to do on a day like today when she's stuck indoors? Why bake some shortbread cookies, of course!
I've already baked one batch but they only lasted two days. They happen to be Mr. Painted Quilt's favorites. Okay, I admit it...mine too!
If you'd like to make some yourself, I promise that this is the easiest, virtually fail-proof recipe for shortbread cookies you'll ever make...and the tastiest, melt-in-your-mouth ones too!
Here's the recipe!
1 lb. soft butter
1 C icing or confectioner's sugar
3 C flour
1/2 C corn starch
2 tsp vanilla
Place all ingredients in a bowl and whip for about 10-12 minutes. Roll dough into a little ball then slightly flatten and place on an ungreased cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
I placed red and green glazed cherries in the center of mine but you can decorate them however you please.
Bake at 350F for about 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Allow to cool completely then transfer to your favorite cookie tin. Makes about 50 cookies!
Hint: You'd better hide them because they won't last long, especially if you have a similar two-legged mouse roaming around your kitchen!
It smells divine in my kitchen!