25 December 2008

Happy Christmas!

Photographed are the lovely, lovely biscuits as part of the Cookie Exchange I organised this year. I'm never disappointed with the sweet, buttery, creative and delicious things my colleagues produce. Even Beelzebub mostly behaved--the true Christmas miracle, I think.

So, what did we get? Top: Cherry-Nut Christmas Cookies, Brown Buttercrunch cookies, Middle: Button Cookies, Chocomint Crinkles, Bottom: Whipped shortbreads

Personally, I think Christmas screams shortbread as far as biscuits go. For such a simple treat -- butter, sugar and flour--it's amazing the variations out there. Here's the recipe, for those of you looking for something that's virtually foolproof:

Whipped Shortbreads
1/2 cup of butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup icing sugar

Preheat oven to 170C/350F

Combine ingredients and beat for 10 minutes.

Drop from teaspoon on to ungreased cookie sheet.

Decorate if desired (sprinkles, cherry, etc.)
Bake for 8 to 12 minutes (or until lightly brown on bottom) and cool completely on cookie sheet before removing.

Makes approx. 36 small shortbread.

All the best to you and yours...


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K and S said...

yummy! Merry Christmas Jasmine!

Karen Baking Soda said...

We had a cookie-exchange yesterday and it was a much needed fun and laughterfilled break!
Merry Christmas Jasmine

creampuff said...

Nicely done!

All the best to you this holiday season, my sweetie!

Gigi said...

What a great assortment of cookies! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Delicious-looking cookies!

Merry Christmas!


Deeba PAB said...

Merry Xmas dear Jasmine...I love how well Beezlebub behaved! YAY!! Hope you are well!