#71) Greek Shortbread
This lovely looking sweet treat also played a part in my New Year's cookie buffet, too. Although everybody else seemed to favour the Dirty Bottoms, I actually prefer these guys. I am a shortbread lover and I like pretty much all varieties, but this one was really great because it had a great texture and a crumb that melted the second it hit your tongue, and the sweetness from the icing sugar is, well, the "icing on the cake!"
Give 'em a go and let me know what you think :)
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
1 egg yolk
2 1/2 tsp vanilla (I used homemade vanilla that was given to me as a Christmas gift and it was awesome! Thanks Laura :))
2 3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
-Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat.
-Beat together butter and icing sugar. Add egg yolk and vanilla.
-Sift in flour and baking powder. Beat until combined then knead with hands until smooth.
-Roll into small balls (about 2 dozen) and place on cookie sheets. Flatten with hand.
-Bake for 15 minutes, or until pale golden brown.
-Meanwhile, sift icing sugar onto falt plate. Place hot cookies in icing sugar. Let sit for 3 minutes and then sift more icing sugar over top.
-Let cool completely.