I heard about these on NPR the other day and plan on trying out the recipe today! Jars of these cookies were handed out to guests at the Ritz Carlton hotel who came for the Inauguration. I hope all of you were able to watch the Inauguration today.
Michelle Obama’s Shortbread Cookies
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 egg yolks
3 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
1 teaspoon each orange and lemon zest
2 tablespoons amaretto (almond liqueur)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg white
Chopped nuts or dried fruit (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Mix together butter and 1 ½ cups of sugar.
Add egg yolks one at a time and beat until smooth.
Stir in flour, zest, amaretto and salt, and mix only until everything is incorporated.
Spread dough evenly onto baking pan and brush top of dough with egg white and remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Sprinkle with nuts or fruit if desired.
Bake until golden brown, approximately 25 minutes. Cool for a short time, then cut while still warm.
Here are some links to a few other recipes I’ve tried lately:
I used a pie shell and cooked it for longer instead of using a puff pastry shell or a tart shell. Just cook it until it’s not jiggly.
Asian Salad Dressing
For the salad I used 1 head of cabbage, 1 head of broccoli, 2 carrots (grated), 1 cucumber (grated), and peanuts.