Easy and fast to make, the Vanilla Shortbread Biscuits recipe must be on handy in every kitchen! The best part about it is that you can always use the same ingredients, same instructions, and make lots and lots of other cookie versions. Like we’ve done!
If you will look closely this recipe is similar to our Biscuit-Sandwiches with Jam one. It’s all about butter, powdered sugar, some flour and some yolks! Oh yes, and vanilla, don’t forget about that essential part! The those measurements you can make 3 full trays of biscuits. Even if it’s for Christmas, Easter, an anniversary, or just for solving your sweet cravings, those biscuits are kind of classic. Those cookies have followed me since I was a kid – I can still remember their freshly smell in the Christmas Eve’s mornings!
They’re so easy to make that you can even use them as a gift to someone – who doesn’t want a jar full of soft, vanilla biscuits?
You can cut them in any form you like, decorate them (like we did) as per the current holiday, spread cream (chocolate, cheese, anything!), spread jam (apricot recommended), or just, well, eat them as they are!
When you’re baking them, just be a bit careful not to get burnt – because they might easily get, even if you let them one minute more. After 5 minutes (the oven must be on medium), start checking them out, see what’s up. It doesn’t matter if they aren’t golden – they shouldn’t be golden, a pale yellow should be enough. And even if you’re testing them with a pick, and notice that they’re too soft, that doesn’t matter – they will get harder eventually, after you let them cool.
This is all the note that you needed to know. Confession time: I can’t remember how many trays I have burnt, honestly! So yea, be careful with that – lucky that I like overbaked biscuits!
Vanilla Shortbread Cookies
- 300g of butter (1.3 cups, 10 oz)
- 450g flour (2 cups, 18,5 oz)
- 180g powder sugar (3/4 cups, 6,32 oz)
- 4 yolks
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Preheat the oven to the medium rank.
- Mix the butter with the sugar
- Add the yolks and then mix again.
- Easily and step by step add the flour, while blending.
- Place some of the mixture on a baking board and stretch it with a rolling pin
- Grab your desired cutting shapes and start cutting!
- Place the shapes on a baking tin, add them into the oven.
- Check them after 5 minutes and just be careful not to get burnt. They're very fragile!
- When they're done, start decorating! 🙂