What, Mario doesn’t attend YOUR tea parties?!
We’ve been very much into tea parties around here lately. I love that the boys are into it, too, and encourage my daughter to put on her princess dress, all of her jewels, and her tiara. They also like to set the table for her. Perhaps our coffee table is already showing some wear from moisture, but we’re trying to be more careful about spilling the “tea,” ( water).
This week, I promised her we’d make some real cookies for a tea party. So we did. Of course, they had to be pink and sparkly. I used my easiest cookie recipe ever, and thought I’d share it with you.
Princess Cookies (aka Scotch Shortbread)
3/4 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. sugar
2 cups flour
optional: copious amounts of pink food coloring and sprinkles
1. Preheat to 350*.
2. Mix butter and sugar thoroughly.
3. Work the flour in gradually by hand.
4. Here, you can either roll it out and use cookie cutters, or do the super chic ball & squash method. As a general rule, I save cookie cutter cookies for when a chubby man in a red suit is coming to eat them, so we rolled them up in balls and then flattened them with a glass. They don’t smash down as nicely as more moist cookies, but none of my party attendees seemed to mind.
5. Bake about 25 minutes. This makes about 20-25 smallish cookies. If you make them bigger or smaller, adjust the time accordingly.