Welcome to Cookie Week, ’cause it just seemed like the right thing to do the week before Christmas! I’ll be sharing all week some our family favourites. I come from a long line of cookie makers. My Grandma loved to bake cookies, and when I was a little girl, after a kiss and hug for Grandma, my next stop when I went to her house, was usually the cookie tin.
My mom is a great baker too. But since my mom’s become so busy working and gardening in all her spare time -yes even in December, she’s still banking roses and making sure she has all the required bird feeders and seed combinations to attract just the right birds -most of the cookie baking seems to fall to me. I have to say that as I whipped up multiple batches today, I couldn’t help but think how much easier and faster it is for me than my poor Grandma. With my stand mixer, food processor, dish washer and convection oven, it really didn’t take too long to whip these up, so I hope that this Christmas you’ll try a little baking too. 😉
This year we let everyone in our little family choose one favourite kind, and Daddy got two, because he promised to make one batch himself. So today I’m sharing Maddie’s choice, Chocolate Chip Shortbread, after I convinced her that regular chocolate chip weren’t Christmas-y enough. 😉 This recipe is from an old friend, Laurie, and these are truly easy and really delicious. They also make a big batch, perfect for gift giving this time of year.
Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
- 2 cups butter
- 1 cup fruit sugar
- 1 cup rice flour
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 12 oz. milk chocolate chips
1. Cream butter and sugar in a stand mixer.
2. Mix in rice flour and all purpose flour until combined.
3. Add in the milk chocolate chips, and fully combine.
4. Drop by teaspoonful on a cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 20-30 min. until just turning golden brown around the edges.
A simple recipe that is always very well received, great for a tea party too. I have also made them with regular semi-sweet chocolate chips and they’re also very good, which ever you prefer.
With Christmas cookies like these in abundance, life really is a party!