Tuesday, April 26, 2011

TWD: Cornmeal Shortbread Cookies

I am not a huge shortbread fan. I don't dislike it but I don't go out of my way to make it or eat it. It may be a crunchy thing... I prefer soft cookies.

I wanted to give these a try, though. I thought the addition of cornmeal made them interesting and I couldn't pass them up.

I did make a few changes. Well, not changes exactly. More like mistakes. :) I didn't realize I was out of cornstarch until I started making these, so I omitted the cornstarch. I added a little extra lemon zest (did this on purpose because I LOVE lemon zest). Finally, I added orange extract in place of vanilla. I accidentally grabbed the wrong bottle and poured it in before I realized. Luckily the extra citrus worked well!

My family and I enjoyed these cookies. They were really good! However, I don't see myself making them again just because we aren't crunchy shortbread people. If you are, though, then make these.... it is a fantastic shortbread recipe!

Thanks to Valerie of Une Gamine dans la Cuisine for hosting this week. The recipe can be found at her blog.


Valerie said...

Thanks for baking along with me this week! I know crunchy cookies are not everyone's favourite, but what's not to love about extra citrus? :D
Your cookies are beautiful.

natalia said...

Ciao ! I'm sorry you didn't enjoy them. I'm sure the orange was great !

Tia said...

aww they look like little pillows.

Mary said...

I just read your post on the apple pie oatmeal....yum...I think I need to put down the shortbread and make that soon!

Flourchild said...

Glad you tried them! they look good!

Monica said...

I'm with you on liking soft cookies, but these sound really good, I'll give them a try soon!

Nicole said...

Yours look a little puffier than mine, I wonder why? I like cookies of all types and was surprised by how much I liked these.

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