Vanilla Shortbread

Preparation info
  • Makes


    7 inch round (12 wedges)
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Mrs. Witty's Monster Cookies

By Helen Witty

Published 1983

  • About

Very simple to make and bake, and perfectly delicious. In its traditional round shape, shortbread was possibly the original giant cookie, often imprinted, in its native Scotland, with a pattern of a thistle surrounded by the sun’s rays. Most often now, for neat eating, an undecorated round of shortbread is marked into wedges before baking and cut apart afterward. Oblong cakes of shortbread are traditional, too; take your choice of shapes here; The vanilla and almond extracts are a modern to