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A recipe that has 5 ingredients or less

Carrie, Christy, Shaunacey, Lana

So, a recipe that has 5 of less ingredients you say.  That was harder than I thought it would be. That's what she said. 
Until it started snowing/winding/icing on Saturday and we cancelled ALL our plans and just stayed in.  I thusly decided it was time to start my Christmas baking and went ahead and made 12 dozen cookies (my Mémé's Ginger Snaps, my Grandma Park's whipped shortbread and my Grandma Diehl's whipped chocolate shortbread) 
The process was fun because of the snow and the Christmas movie for the kids and I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the kitchen, but mostly I loved the tastes that reminded me so much of Christmasses celebrated chez our Grandparents.
Mix butter, icing sugar and corn starch until fluffly ( I used my KitchenAid electric mixer).  Add flour 1 cup at a time.  Add Vanilla.  I baked these at 325 degrees for 12 minutes...even though my note told me 20.  I love that this recipe is in my Grandma's Christmas. Present. Ever. 
The 5 ingredient proof...except I didn't use Whole Wheat flour, that would be weird.  Yes those are pumpkins in the background.  It was also pumpkin purée day.  

Oh ya, I should mention that I topped these babies with glazed cherries and that most of them were eaten that night...and the other bit were bagged and frozen for some friends.

Have a jolly good weekend, and a happy Thanksgiving to my American friends...we decided to have another Thanksgiving this weekend too, because WINE not.


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    1. Let me know if you want the chocolate recipe...I forgot to post it

  2. My Grandma E ALWAYS made shortbread and I continue to make it at Christmas. Great recipe and tradition!

  3. Isn't it amazing that such a small number of ingredients can create something as delicious as shortbread! Hope your weather has improved -but glad you found a way to enjoy the snowy day!

    1. Snow kinda enhancing the cookie making experience, me thinks

  4. These look so yummy, Deena. I will try them for Christmas. Did you just use maraschino cherries on top? Thanks for sharing, friend.

    1. You could use marashinos, but I bought glazed cherries, not sure if that's the same thing.

  5. Haha! you had me cracking up with the comment about having another Thanksgiving because "wine" not! We could totally hang out!!

  6. I want one (or ten) of those cookies right now. Making them this weekend for sure.


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