Mae’s shortbread is a recipe that my mom received from a close friend when I was a kid. My mom took the recipe and made it into a special treat for holidays. I remember coming home from school to the smell of this buttery treat close to Christmas. She’d meticulously cut out shapes of birds, bells and trees. These days I just roll the dough in a log and cut into disks for when I need a quick treat for friends and family.
1 cup butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Cream butter and icing sugar and then mix into dry ingredients just until mixed. Do not over mix dough as it will make the cookies tough.
Use a piece of parchment paper to roll a cookie log. Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Remove from fridge and cut in slices.
Bake on an un-greased cookie sheet at 325 degrees Fahrenheit until bottoms are golden brown.
Move to a wire rack and cool before serving.
Try serving these cookies with Strawberry Lemonade