Sunday, February 17, 2013

Valentine's weekend

It's late, but it's here! As in the ass end of Valentine's Weekend!

Well, really really late! Egad have I mentioned before what a bad awful blogger I am! As well on top of that the best kind of procrastinator there is? My mom tried fixing me of that little habit in high school....yep...that didn't you can see!

-laughs loudly and heartedly!-

Moving on to a really awsome recipe all the same!

It is still Valentine's weekend. Well the ass end as I've mentioned before! Many of you will actually be celebrating/breaking up/making up and creating so much drama that I need a trash can to puke in! So, here is a great stress reliever/pity party/make-up activity/family time recipe!

When I went to college my mom gave me an awsome cook book! It's the paper back version of Betty Crocker! This book has recipe upon amazing recipe in it! I love to tweek them and create lots of delicious stuff! There is this once cookie recipe all the same though...that doesn't need a damn thing done to it! It has a great almondy flavor to it. Only THREE ingredients! Goes perfect with coffee or tea! As well as being customize-able for kid size snacks!

What is this AH-MAZING recipe you ask....just spit it out damn it you say....fine then be that way! I'll just tell you!

Scotch Shortbread Cookies
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup real butter (this is where that delicious almond flavor comes from!)
2 cups all purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 350

It will be easier if the butter is at room temperture for this next part.
Sift the flour and sugar into a large bowl.
Cut sticks of butter into mid sized cubes.
Cut the butter into the flour mixture until it is a crumbly mixture.
Use your hands and smush and squish it all together making sure all the flour is mixed in!
Roll out the dough into a about a foot long roll and cut 24ish 1/2 inch cookies.
grease a cookie sheet and place them on there with a little bit of space in between them.
cook for 20 minutes. you want them to have a very light brown tint to them.

let them cool and gobble them up!

When I use the term "cut" referring to earlier...

Use a food processor and pulse the mixture
Use two knives and literally cut the butter into the flour
Use a pastry blender .

You want the mixture in the end to be crumbly! I prefer to use a pastry blender!

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You can also roll this dough out on a floured surface and use cookie cookie cutters!
Add food coloring to make colored cookies.
Add chocolate as well on top!
A very versatile recipe my dears! So have fun and rock this recipe out!!!

For my VEGANS out there! Just add your favorite butter substitution instead!

 Happy Baking!
Dottie ^_^