Friday, March 2, 2012

Scottish Shortbread

FAMOUS SHORTBREAD RECIPE 3 (cinnamon and almond flavour)

This past December, for my birthday, I received a box of cookbooks.  (of course), What was special about these cookbooks? They belonged to my Grandmother.
two are little booklets and one, was "her" cookbook. It's just a little notebook stuffed full of newspaper clippings, her recipes. (it's so cool to have things in her handwriting)



Makes around 16 pieces

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg
3 cups sifted flour
powdered sugar
cinnamon


Method

Cream butter and sugar.

Add almond extract and egg; beat well.

Blend in flour.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board;

knead until smooth.

Roll out to piecrust thickness then cut into shapes.

Place on a greased baking sheet; prick with a fork.

Bake at 275 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.

While still warm, roll in powdered sugar; sprinkle with cinnamon.