This rolled Traditional Irish Shortbread is rich and buttery. It’s simply the best tasting cookie that requires only 3 simple ingredients. This must be your lucky day!
Hi everybody! Because it’s St. Patrick’s day, I wanted to share with you this recipe for Traditional Irish Shortbread.
I received this nifty Kudos Kitchen rolling pin this past Christmas so I thought this would be the perfect recipe to show off this extremely fun (and functional) gift. Thank you, Adam and Karen. I love this rolling pin very much and I’m proud to showcase it in my kitchen, and with my baking 🙂
What I did with this Traditional Irish Shortbread dough is rolled it out into two separate blocks, and left them whole. However, cookie cutters can certainly be used to cut the unbaked dough into any shapes you like.
I decided I wanted to keep the cookies on the “rustic” side, so after the blocks were baked, I broke them into random pieces. I really like the way they turned out.
Rolling out Traditional Irish Shortbread
The above Irish blessing is compliments of Irish Expressions.
- 1 cup butter softened (I always use salted)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-In a large bowl, using a hand mixer (or using a stand mixer and the paddle attachment), beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Turn the mixer to low and blend in the flour and salt until fully incorporated and the dough forms a ball.
-Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface (or if baking in blocks, a piece of parchment paper) and roll to approximately ¼" thickness. Cut the dough with cookie cutters (if using) and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Or if baking in blocks, use a pizza cutter to even the edges of the dough, and transfer the cut block of cookie (parchment paper and all) to a baking sheet.
-Bake in a preheated oven for 15-17 minutes or until you achieve your desired color or doneness.
*Note - Traditional Irish Shortbread is typically light in color. However, I don't mind mine with a little extra <g class="gr_ gr_455 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="455" data-gr-id="455">browness</g>. Your call.
-Cool completely, and break the blocks into pieces (if desired).
tools and equipment:
parchment paper (optional)
hand mixer or stand mixer
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I thought it would be appropriate to coordinate this Traditional Irish Shortbread cookie with a couple of “Travel the World” mugs I painted for a customer last Christmas. Even though Ireland’s flag isn’t depicted here (just use your imagination), these are, in fact, Irish style coffee mugs! LOL
Kudos Kitchen by Renée ~ Cooking up artistically delicious family-friendly dishes from my Kudos Kitchen to yours!
Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!