Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Maple Shortbread Cookies


We made these simple shortbread cookies recently and had fun making different shapes and letters, what a fun way to learn baking and letters!



Ingredients:
  • 5 oz butter diced and a little extra for greasing
  • 8 oz of plain flour and some for dusting
  • 4 oz sugar
  • one tablespoon of maple syrup 
Method:
  1. grease a baking tray with butter
  2. sieve the flour and rub in the butter with fingers until it looks like bread crumbs
  3. stir in sugar and maple syrup and make a firm dough
  4. roll it out onto a floured surface to about 1 inch thickness 
  5. have fun making different shapes 
  6. bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden
  7. dust with confectioners sugar





While visiting the Charleston Tea Plantation  I got some cookie cutters in the shape of a tea pot, can't wait to make these again soon :-)


What cookie cutter shape would you like?



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36 comments:

  1. Lovely cookies Rebecca! gloria

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  2. Fun cookies Rebecca :-) Love the idea to learn the alphabet while baking cookies. I'm sure Jasmine does too!

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  3. Cute shapes and cute photos!

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  4. Dear Rebecca, What a fun way to learn the letters and how to bake. Your little one is adorable. She will remember always these moments with you. Blessings, Catherine xo

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  5. what a fun project. i love that you take time to cook with your daughter. :)

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  6. Great minds think alike! Those look delicious and I'm sure your daughter had a lot of fun baking them up with you.

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  7. So cute! I love that she is in the kitchen so much. She will grow up loving to cook :)

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  8. Too cute! Would that be J...for Jasmine? =)

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  9. Gloria thanks
    EA no one could get the J or the heart he he
    Yummchunklet "-)
    krysta :_)
    Catherine hope so :-)
    Emily thanks i enjoy it
    Julie did you do some on my way over
    nutmeg hope so
    Belinda yep

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  10. I love anything with Maple syrup. This shortbread cookies looks delicious.

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  11. baking & learning letters sure are a fun way to learn ! love the tea pot cookie cutter you got...cant wait to see it :)

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  12. So so fun! I love shortbread cookies and the buttery goodness. Maple is an excellent addition!

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  13. I love shortbread and the maple is so wonderfully seasonal right now!

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  14. learning is much easier when there's fun involved! Look at J's face... it's a picture of a girl having so much fun. She will grow up loving all these memories. What a great mom you are!
    Malou

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  15. The cookies look delicious, Rebecca!Great idea!

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  16. What a sweet shot! Children always smile when baking cookies! I think I could talk my twenty-something daughter into baking those with me!

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  17. Love shortbread cookies and with the maple syrup sound even better!
    Your daughter is just too cute! Fun baking project with the kids.

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  18. This "J" is so cute! I love the idea of the letter cookies!

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  19. tea pot cookie cutter? cute! I wanna see the product of that soon! :-)

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  20. I like the addition of maple syrup in those cookies. They are irresistible.

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  21. Terrific cookies with maple syrup ...the photos are so cute:)

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  22. Oh I love the idea of the maple syrup in there!

    What a delightful helper you have!!

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  23. Adorable helper in the kitchen :)

    These sound like so much fun to bake and maple in shortbread must taste delicious.

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  24. mothers secret recipes thanks and thanks for stopping by
    aipi thanks
    swathi :__)
    carrie love simple
    a spoonful of yum pics on facebook
    bakers st thanks so much
    Joanne :-)
    Malou thanks means alot i so look up to you
    erica thanks
    claudia he he you should
    Karen :-)
    melanie :-)
    sophia on the facebook page
    angie aw thanks
    malli :-)
    brownieville girl thaks
    Susan thanks oh so good

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  25. Yummy! My all time favourite cookies.

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  26. I love shortbread cookies...these look cool love the letters. Jasmine is just too cute!!!

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  27. Yum! I love shortbread cookies and with maple syrup even better! The teapot cookie cutter must be very cute. Not sure if they make them, but I have been looking for a turkey cookie cutter:)

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  28. umm thanks
    Lyndsey problem is no one eats them just me!
    Raina oh they would be cute

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  29. They look cute in letter, kid sure enjoy this cookie.

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  30. Love the cookies, they look like adorable little morsels...!!

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  31. Oh my goodness, Jasmine looks so grown up! And these cookies are adorable, love shortbread and the tea pot cutouts sound just as cute :)

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  32. sonia smiles
    cooking gallery thanks
    alicia smiles

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