Bouchon Shortbread

by Joanne on December 23, 2013

Rich, buttery and simple.  That is classic shortbread resulting from a Bouchon Bakery cook book recipe. My kind of cookie.

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You can leave it simple by just sprinkling sugar on top before baking or you might frost it for that holiday feeling.

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Either way, it’s a good tasting, easy to bake treat.  Makes 24.  *There will be slight changes to the recipe below from the one out of Bouchon Bakery cook book. My blog, my recipe.

  • 6. 3 oz unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • Granulated sugar for dusting

Cream butter until smooth.  Add the 1/2 cup sugar and salt and beat for 2 minutes. Scrape down sides and add vanilla.  Add flour in 2 additions, mixing until combined. 

Turn dough onto wax paper, wrap and chill for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Roll out dough into a 9 x 9 square. Slice horizontally then vertically to make 24 cut outs.

Remove to prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar if you wish. Bake for 17 minutes.

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With a perfect cup of tea or coffee, this cookie is a winner.

Is all your baking complete?  Are the cookies and treats already on the table? Have you planned your holiday meal?

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