They post a recipe for everyone to follow. You bake the recipe during the week and then post your results on your own blog on Saturday. It’s that easy.
This month’s recipe was Grandma’s Shortbread Cookies. This recipe had 4 ingredients… seemed fool proof to me… yeah I should have know that wasn’t the case, but hey whatever.
So I started baking.
Grandma’s Shortbread Cookies
- 1/2 c corn starch
- 1/2 c powdered sugar
- 1 c AP flour
- 3/4 c. softened butter
- sift corn starch, flour and sugar
- mix in butter with a wooden spoon until blended into a soft dough
- form into the shape you want
- bake 300 for 15-20 min until the edges start to brown
- cool on a wire rack
I decided to add a tsp of cinnamon to give them a bit more flavor. I also rolled the cookies in cinnamon sugar
When I mixed my dough it didn’t form anything…. it was a flaky powder mess. I ended up adding another 1/4 cup of butter and then it finally came together. I don’t know what happened it seemed as if there was WAY too much dry to the butter ratio.
So I tossed the dough into the fridge for 15 min and then I was able to manipulate it enough to create cookies.
I made one batch as rolled cookies and a smaller batch of slice and bake style.
The first batch was not even close to browning at the 15 min mark. They also had spread out too much. I should have started by adding a tablespoon of butter at a time to see if I could bring the dough together instead of just jumping into adding the extra 1/4 cup.
The cookies spread sooo much. Then the strange thing was they were a crumbly mess and were falling apart when I tried to take them off the silpat. I guess this attempt was a flop for me… oh well I tried!
I hope everyone else had better luck than me. Please go check out the other bloggers who tried out this recipe!