VANILLA SHORTBREAD I know that biscuits sound like the sort of cooking someone else does, but you need never have baked anything ever in your life to be able to make these with untroubled ease. And I hate to say this - as someone with a once-serious Bahlsen habit - but they are so much better than anything out of a packet.
Lemon Shortbreads Recipe -Every year my mom and I collect cookie recipes we want to try and then get together in early December for an afternoon of baking. These no-fail lemon cookies have become an annual tradition. They're a wonderful homemade holiday gift. —Kristen Johnson, Greendale, Wisconsin
Choc Chip Maraschino Cherry Shortbread cookies: Cream 1 C butter and ½ C powdered sugar. Add 2 C flour, ½ t salt, add 1 C chopped Maraschino cherries, ½ C white or choc chips, ½ t vanilla. Form dough in shape you want, wrap in plastic and chill for 1 hour min. slice ¼ inch. Place on parchment paper 1 inch apart. Bake 325 for 10 – 15 min. slightly brown.