I love to bake, but don’t do it that often. If I did, I would have trouble fitting into my clothes. I had a bit of a sweet tooth today and thought I would make these easy and delicious cookies. Plus Kevin was coming home, so I thought he would enjoy these! I have made these cookies many times, and I can’t remember where the recipe is from. It is one of those I just remember how to make. I always have the ingredients on hand, so it is a go to cookie. It is also kid approved by my nieces and nephews.
Now a note on the main attraction, Nutella. If you know me you know I love Nutella. No, you don’t understand, I LOVE it. We always have it in on hand, and I will admit that I will grab a spoonful for dessert with a glass of milk. So what if it is a large spoonful?
This is all you need…
These cookies are delicious plain as well. Kevin has also put peanut butter between them. My sister and I think this shortbread would be great as a pie crust, especially for a cheesecake. Give these a try and let me know what you think!
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Cream butter and sugar. Add the flour, salt, and vanilla. Use your hands to continue to mix it and shape it into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and shape into a log. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Slice the dough pretty thin, 1/4 inch. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes. The edges will become golden. Cool, and spread Nutella between 2 cookies.