Merry Christmas!

Amanda and I made shortbread together yesterday night. It was very simple and it came out great! We had lots of fun combining the ingredients, kneading the dough, and decorating the cookies together.
We used a recipe from


2 cups butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Cream butter and brown sugar. Add 3 to 3 3/4 cups flour. Mix well.
Sprinkle board with the remaining flour. Knead for 5 minutes, adding enough flour to make a soft dough. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into 3×1 inch strips. Prick with fork and place on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 325 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.

We used dark brown sugar instead of regular brown sugar, which gave it a wonderful flavor.

Thank you to my Dad for taking the photo of Amanda and me!

On a side note, being home is wonderful. I’ve been working a little bit, visiting friends and family, reading, and relaxing.

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