Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Last Minute Cookies

Last night after a long day of running around, as I was about to sit down with a book and a cup of tea, I hear "Mom, can we make cookies? I need them for school tomorrow."  uuuughhh

Sydney had volunteered to bring in cookies for her French class to celebrate Mardi Gras (a day late I guess).  Great.  Perfect.

Thank goodness, I remembered Ashli had posted Organic Shortbread yesterday on her blog.  And I knew I had all THREE ingredients on hand.

So after grumbling for a bit and I went and dug out my THREE ingredients.  None of my ingredients are organic like Ashli's, but I had to make do.  I also didn't have maraschino cherries, so we did without.

Ingredients:

1 Cup butter
1/2 Cup Icing sugar
1 1/2 Cups flour (I used all-purpose)

Combine all ingredients in a mixer and beat.  Ashli says to beat it for 10 minutes, but at most I did it for 2 - 3 minutes.  I was annoyed, and just wanted to get them done.  (Next time I will though, to see if there is a difference.)

I put the dough in a Ziploc bag and then cut a corner of the bag to make a piping bag.

I tried to make mine into rosettes as in Valentine's Roses... hmmm...  some look like rosettes... don't they?

I didn't butter my cookie sheet or use parchment paper either.  I'm  a rebel!

Bake in 350 oven for 10-12 minutes and call it done. (Ashli says 12-14 minutes, but I think every oven is different, and for me it was 10 minutes plus a few more seconds).



I have to admit I did try one and it was scrumptious!  It will now be my go-to last minute cookie recipe.



And there you go, Last Minute Cookies (aka Ashli's Organic Shortbread).  

So, what is your last minute go-to cookie recipe? 

(just in case I need a back-up in the future)