Saturday, 24 September 2011

Saturday shortbread buttons

Today to keep the kids out of mischief we decided to make shortbread. I had seen cookies made into buttons on  internet and they looked so cute we decided to do this with the shortbread instead of just making the usual shape.


1 cup of butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups sifted flour

baking trays that you have lightly sprinkled with flour, cookie  cutters,  a skewer or something to make button holes  and a oven preheated to 180

 oh almost forgot   a floured rolling pin.


Cream sugar and flour then start adding the sifted flour.  Mix into a dough then grab it with your hands and squish it into a round shape.  Take dough and sit on a floured surface, roll out until it is about 1/4 inch in thickness.

We then used a round cutter to cut out buttons, found something that was just slightly smaller (we used coffee scoop)and pushed it into middle so the sides raised for button shape.  Then we took a skewer and pushed it in to make button holes.


Place shapes on baking tray leaving room apart and cook for approx 12 minutes until edges are slightly browned.   Leave to cool then transfer to a plate and scoff like greedy piggies.

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