My husband loves shortbread. We used to go to a bakery to get it for him but recently found out that the owner is a complete jerk so I decided to make my own. The recipe is SO easy and I love that I had all the ingredients on hand. You can do so much with this dough. It is a great base for lemon shortbread or other flavors.
1 stick of butter at room temperature (1/2 cup)
1/3 cup of powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla (1/2 if you want a more vanilla taste)
1 cup flour
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
Add the vanilla and mix together
Add the flour and mix into a ball (you can use your hands if you need to)
Press into a shortbread pan or roll out the dough and cut with your favorite cookie cutter
Bake at 325 for 20-30 minutes (until the cookie is golden brown)
Let the cookies cool and enjoy!