Tuesday, December 7, 2010

So Much To Bake, So Little Time

It seems as though the to-do list for Christmas keeps getting longer and longer! I am in "cookie-making" mode right now. I have already tried out my Williams-Sonoma cookie press that I got two Christmases ago. Love it. I made some tree-shaped butter cookies and decorated them with red and green sugars.
Today, I will be making a holiday favorite of mine - Cranberry Shortbread. Here's the recipe:
-4 sticks butter, softened
-1 C sugar
- 4 C flour
- a couple handfuls of dried cranberries
-1 C white chocolate morsels or a few squares (you can buy in squares or I like to buy the Nestle white chocolate morsels - makes it sooo much easier!)

Beat butter and sugar. Stir in flour. Stir in cranberries and white chocolate morsels. Drop rounded tablespoons on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-14 minutes. The SMALLER you make the cookies, the better they turn out.
Hope you enjoy them as much as I do and, let's face it, how could anything with that much butter in it be terrible? I think this recipe would certainly get the approval of Paula Deen!

And, lastly, a quick card. The paper is Lily Bee Design (green patterned) and GCD Studios (butterfly) and the shape for the sentiment was cut on my Cricut using the Cake Basics cart.
Happy Tuesday!

1 comment:

Maria said...

Yummy sounding recipes Natalie! Might have to try one! Love that butterfly paper on the card! A Cricut?? What's that?? LOL!