Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
As most of you have figured out by now, my weakness is for shortbread. These are absolutely incredible little cookies with a blast of cinnamon flavor. They’re simple and really different (I put a few together and made a tree). I sprinkled mine with some raw sugar for a little sparkle and crunch.
By Toby Hoffman
“My mother-in law, Bess Hoffman, known as “Wisconsin’s Cookie Lady”, having published 2 cookie cook books, always had cookie jars full for her children and grandchildren. Holiday times were particularly fun when the grandchildren helped.. never too complicated and never too perfect to intimidate them. Of all the THOUSANDS of cookies she baked. this simple recipe she perfected was her favorite and is mine, also.”
1 cup butter
1 T almond extract
1 tbsp cinnamon
3 T sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
Mix well in order of given until light and fluffy. Shape in rolls about 1/2 inch in diameter .
Cut in little logs about 1 1/2 inches long. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 300 degrees
for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool slightly. Roll in sugar. Makes about 48 logs…