A sweet and simple recipe for tender, buttery shortbread cookies. A quick and easy recipe that can be made in under an hour. Drizzle with chocolate if you’d like!
For 1 baking sheet from the oven (approx. 24 cookies):
150 g of flour (rather T55)
75 g of butter
75 g caster sugar
1 egg (small caliber)
1 pinch of salt
Choice of flavor: vanilla, lemon, cinnamon
Prepare the shortbread:
Carefully mix 150 g of flour, 75 g of sugar, salt, flavor of your choice, 75 g of butter cut into small pieces by pressing and rubbing the palms of the hands against each other to make “sand”
Photo of the stage
(Please note: the butter should not be soft, nor too hard either!)
Quickly incorporate the egg into this sandy mixture
Put into a ball. Crush the dough with the palm of your hand several times to amalgamate everything
Cover with a film of flour and let stand in a cool place for about 30 minutes, covered with a cloth
Preheat the oven to 200 °
Place the dough on a floured surface and keep the flour close to you to flour the roll and your hands. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin 1/2 cm thick
Cut the dough into slices using a cookie cutter or a glass
Place the shortbread on a buttered baking sheet.
Bake about 10 minutes in a hot oven, watching the cooking: take out the shortbread when they have golden blond color.