Friday, March 9, 2018

Vanilla Shortbread Butterflies for Spring Gifting

I usually don't repeat a recipe but I wanted to share with
you these cute little Vanilla Shortbread Butterflies that I 
made today! You may remember the Vanilla Shortbread 
Bunnies that I made last year. It's a wonderful recipe that
I make over and over. It's definitely one of my favorite
go to shortbread recipes!

The dough is easy to roll out and doesn't require 
any chilling time.

It's easy to cut out.....

Bakes in just 15 minutes....

Perfect for any season or holiday - just pick your shape!

adapted from here


1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup icing (powdered) sugar
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons pure vanilla (yes, tablespoons)


Preheat oven to 325F. In a stand mixer fitted with
a paddle attachment, cream the butter and icing
sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. 
Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Turn the mixer to low and add the flour and mix 
until just combined. Scrape down the sides of the
bowl. Add the vanilla and mix to combine.

Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface.
Use a ruling pin to roll out the dough to about 1/4
inch thick. Use a cookie cutter of your choice to cut
out as many cookies as you can from the dough.
 Carefully transfer to a parchment lined
cookie sheet and place about 1/2" apart.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or 
until the cookies are lightly golden brown around
the edges.  Remove from the oven. Transfer to 
wire racks to cool.

Enjoy!! ❤️👩‍🍳