Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shark-tastic Shortbread Cookies!

So, today, after a small adventure downtown, my best friend and I went back to her place to make some cookies. And not just any kind of cookies. Shortbread cookies. No, not the regular plain and beige melt-in-your-mouth delectable. We made shark cookies. Peppermint and vanilla, shark cookies. Why? Because sharks are cool and we are just cool like that. You should be jealous.
She used the Scotch Shortbread from The Joy of Cooking cookbook as a base and tweaked it a bit (coloring, flavoring, vegan butter/chocolate) to make these awesome cookies. The eye of the shark is a chocolate chip and she drew on the gills and mouth with homemade black icing. This whole procedure is thought out by my ingenious friend. She is an artist fo sho!

Shortbread Recipe

(Fig. 1.0) Angry Shark is angry 'cause we broke him...
1 cup butter, softened

Sift together:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar/icing sugar
1/4 tsp salt

Blend dry ingredients together with the creamed butter. Add flavorings or coloring, lightly knead until blended and shape as desired. Use you imagination!!
Bake in a 325 degrees F preheated oven for 20 minutes.
Let cookies cool a bit before transferring to a rack to cool completely or else cookie will break...(Fig. 1.0)

Black Icing
2 tbsp conefctioners' sugar
2 drops of each primary food coloring

Place all ingredients in a small sandwich bag, knot the bag and mix. Cut a corner off of the bag when ready to pipe/draw.

1 comment:

  1. so cool. what shortbread do u like better? this recipe or your zelda shortbread???