Harmony shortbread

    30 minutes

    This is a traditional Scottish shortbread I make with a small twist. As certain words have feel good vibrations, that have been scientifically proven to be beneficial, when spoken or read, hence their name Harmony Shortbread.

    Auckland, New Zealand
    3 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 225g butter
    • 125g icing sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla essence
    • 350g plain flour

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Cream butter, icing sugar and vanilla.
    2. Sift in flour and baking powder and mix.
    3. Roll short bread dough into a long tube and cut. Flatten only slightly.
    4. Then with a butter knife carve into each piece short letter feel good words, such as love, joy, harmony.
    5. Bake in pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes or until top begins to colour and no more.
    6. After they are baked if you wish for the words to stand out, with a fine brush, 'paint' colour into the carved words using food dye.

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    I was looking for a recipe that I could basically let my six year old daughter take control over. This recipe for shortbread was terrific. We weren't advanced enough to try to make words, but nonetheless it was delicious. What we did was spread it out over a tray and make it like a slice.  -  08 Dec 2009