Bungalow Barbara and if you visit her blog you can see all the fun and colorful variations on this cookie that she did. Also, all the tips and directions she so graciously took time to type up. Thank you so much Barbara! I really enjoyed baking along with you this week!
These cookies were a breeze to put together. I made up the dough last night and chilled it till today. When I got ready to bake them, while the oven was preheating, I brushed the logs with egg yolk, sprinkled some raw sugar over them, sliced them and put them on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Into the oven they went, and after about 16-17 minutes I had the most perfect looking shortbread cookies I have ever baked. Golden brown around the edges, with the sparkle of sugar. I (barely) waited for them to cool and then tried one.
Fabulous!!! Tender, buttery, melt in your mouth goodness. My hubby said that except for the fact they were missing pecans, they were as good, if not better than the elves cookies. I'll take that as a compliment as I think the elves cookies are pretty good. These are definitely better, and with as easy as they are to put together, you can have a cookie jar of these on hand anytime. I did not try any of the variations, but know that I will in the future. Pecans, chocolate shavings, lemon, orange, cinnamon, just to mention a few. I see that many of the other TWD bakers did play around with the recipe. You should check out all the different cookies you can have with this one simple recipe.