Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

2 sticks salted butter, softened
3/4 c. lightly packed light brown sugar
2 t. Vanilla
2 c. AP flour

Preheat oven to 325.

In large bowl, cream butter and sugar at medium speed. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add vanilla and flour, and blend thoroughly on low speed.

Shape into 1-inch balls (slightly flattened) or roll into small logs (2 inches long). Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Should be light golden brown. Cool.

May be dipped in chocolate topping after cool.

Chocolate topping

Melt in microwave:
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 to 2 T. butter

Mix until smooth and then dip cookies into chocolate.
May need to add more butter to keep chocolate smooth.

Place on wax paper and refrigerate to set.
Store tightly covered in cool place. Enjoy!!

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