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Eat your own name - Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies which are made special by using the alphabet cookie cutters! If you are having a party, these make an excellent return gift option!  
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine british


  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups butter
  • 2 cups sugar powdered
  • 3 tsps vanilla
  • 2 tsps lemon zest
  • 1/2 - 1 cup sugar cookie candies for the toppings


  • Cream the butter till soft and creamy. If you have a standing mixer, this can be done using the creaming blade for a minute or if you are using your hands (I love to cream by hand because its so nice) put the butter on the shelf and move your hands in a round motion on the butter till about 2 minutes.
  • Add sugar to it and continue the same process till creamy and fluffy (You can use the normal mixie too, but I think the result would wary a little)
  • Put in the vanilla and the flour and mix untill just about incorporated to form a soft dough. Please note that the dough will be very soft.
  • Make a ball, wrap it in a parchment/butter paper and refrigerate it for at least an hour. I chilled it for about 2 hours and it worked well. This is a very important step here, if you skip this, you will not be able to handle the dough at all as will be too soft to roll or shape.
  • Take out a little amount of the dough, flatten it using a rolling pin or hand on a dusted surface.
  • Sprinkle some sugar candies on top of the rolled out dough and cut using the cookie cutter and place it on a lined cookie sheet, also remember to keep the dough back in the fridge. And try to minimize the reuse. It will be difficult to handle the second time round.
  • Keep the cookies for chilling for about 15 minutes so that they retain the shape while baking,
  • In the meanwhile, heat the oven at about 175C.
  • Bake the cookies in the center rack for about 8 minutes, allow them to cool and pack it off.


I think everyone knows by now that I am sending them to Artsy Craftsy Edible crafts :D
And I am also sending this to Bake-Off.
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