HOMEMADE SHORTBREAD COOKIES!

Ah these cookies! They melt in your mouth and make you feel like a star. The first time I had them was at a family friend’s house. I wanted more… and more but there wasn’t enough to go round.

I started searching for the cookies. Oh the power of langa! The price at which they were sold could make me faint. I believed it was so much money just for “biscuit.” But they taste really good so I understand. They are milky, buttery and just divine. I thought the recipe will include milk since they taste milky but nope, the very present milky taste comes from the butter.

Imagine my joy when I found out I could make them in my own kitchen! They are so easy to achieve. You only need 4 ingredients- sugar, butter, salt and flour.

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Inactive time: 30 mins
Yield: about 12 cookies

Ingredients

1 stick of salted butter (it has to be butter and not margarine.)
1 cup of flour
1/4 cup icing sugar
Pinch of salt

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees Farenheit. Grease a baking tray or line with parchment paper and set aside.

Make sure your butter is at room temperature. It shouldn’t be too soft though as you can see below. Put butter and sugar in a bowl.

Cream together until well incorporated.

Sieve in your flour. Then add a pinch of salt.

Mix together. The mixture will be slightly tough. Just try to get everything together.

Now mold into a ball.

Wrap dough in a plastic wrap and try to form it into a rectangle as much as you can.

Now place the dough in a fridge and let it cool for about 30 minutes. You need to do this so you can shape your cookies properly. Take it out and roll with a rolling pin. Leave the plastic wrap on while doing this.

Roll it out, trying to maintain the rectangular shape. It should be about half an inch thick.

Now open the wrap then you cut the dough into rectangles. If you have a cookie cutter, you could just use it to cut to desired shapes.

Place your cuts on a greased baking tray or one lined with parchment paper.

Use a fork to poke each piece a couple of times.

All are nicely poked.

Now bake in the oven for about 10 minutes or until light brown in colour.

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15 Comments

  1. Wait for me, I will give u updates about my friends come-together. These are amazing

  2. Ashabi Dollar

    Wow!!..I Luv this
    I will try it one if this day

  3. I will be waiting for the updates seriously oo. Thanks dear.

  4. Please do. They are worth trying.

  5. Anonymous

    This so great and simple steps. Thanks alot love the recipes blogging. You are the best

  6. You're welcome, dear.

  7. When i first saw this recipe, hmmm!!! I was a little defeated. But when i tried it, OMG! It was awesome. Thank you Pre for the recipe.

  8. A great job you are doing there Precious. I wish you more elbow grease and a never failing grace from above.

  9. Chinwe Umeh-Ujubuonu

    I am certainly trying these, wow

  10. Kiya Penanje

    thanks a lot for your recipe. Am so in for trying it. What’s the equivalence of 1cup of flour in Kg? Can we also use the normal powdered sugar or must be icing sugar??

  11. Wow thanks alot. I’m so going to try this. But I have a question please, can one replace icing sugar with our normal sugar?

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