I’m usually one of those early shoppers, I like to get everyone one my list done before the hustle and bustle hits, but I leave my boys until mid December because they are constantly changing their minds, and adding to their list with every television commercial they see. This year, I haven’t even started anyone on my list. Partly because we did some travelling in November that occupied my time and thoughts, but mostly because I just don’t know what to buy! So since I’m putting shopping off, I decided to get started early on my holiday baking, I can’t leave it all till the end right?
Can you guess what I’m whipping up with these?
With the Disney hit FROZEN everywhere I look these days, I decided to make a fun movie twist to my regular shortbread cookies this year!
FROZEN Inspired Snowflake Shortbread Cookies
1 cup Gay Lea butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/4 Peppermint Extract (optional)
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Blue Candy Canes, crushed
Cream butter and icing sugar together. If using the peppermint, add in now. Slowly add flour and salt mixing well.
Roll out with rolling pin about 1/4 inch thick
Cut with a snowflake shaped cookie cutter. I knew I had one in a Christmas set, so I didn’t buy one. I wasn’t overly impressed with it though once I got cutting, it’s not as pretty as I would have liked. My youngest called it a star, so I will likely pick up a prettier design in the future.
Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet, and sprinkle with crushed candy canes. To crush, I put mine in a ziploc bag and smashed them with a rolling pin, it worked wonderfully!
Refrigerate for about 15 minutes
Bake at 350F for 8-10 min or until edges are light brown
- 1 cup Gay Lea butter
- ½ cup icing sugar
- ¼ Peppermint Extract (optional)
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 Blue Candy Canes, crushed
- Cream butter and icing sugar together. If using the peppermint, add in now. Slowly add flour and salt mixing well.
- Roll out with a dusted rolling pin about ¼ inch think.
- Cut with a snowflake shaped cookie cutter.
- Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet, and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
- Refrigerate for about 15 minutes
- Bake at 350F for 8-10 min or until edges are light brown
Need some shortbread inspiration? Pop over to the Gay Lea Website where you’ll find plenty of amazing holiday recipes!
Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.