Tuesday, April 26, 2011

TWD: Cornmeal Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies. What's not to like about them?

This is a version with a hint of citrus and a bit of a crunch, thanks to the cornmeal.



For a change, I chose grapefruit zest as my citrusy zing. It added a nice touch without being overpowering.

I made the dough the day before, so it was thoroughly chilled by baking time. Basically, these are a slice and bake type of cookie -- slice the flat dough into squares, place on cookie sheet, prick with a little stick, then bake.



They turned out beautifully with no spreading.

I plan to freeze some so 1. I don't eat them all, and 2. I can take some up to my mother next weekend. She's allergic to oranges, so the grapefruit will be perfect.




This week's hostess was Valerie of Une Gamine dans la Cuisine. Check her blog for the recipe.

Then, head over to the Tuesdays with Dorie website to drool over all the lovely shortbread cookies.


13 comments:

cindy said...

Like the grapefruit idea--you cookies are perfect.

Peggy said...

yum grapefruit. I wish I knew the secret to keep them from spreading in the oven. Yours look perfect.

Valerie said...

I love the idea of using grapefruit! Your cookies look amazing, thanks for baking with me this week. :D

natalia said...

Ciao ! You should see my spreaders instead of your gorgeous guys !

spike. said...

grapefruit sounds fun! good thinking

alvarosa said...

I thought about oranges, for the next time, but grapefruit is much more creative!

Tia said...

cute photos with the fruit of inspiration. good job
Buttercreambarbie

Mary said...

Yum. I like the grapefruit idea and the photo too. I used orange in mine.

The Food Librarian said...

Nice! Love the perfect square of your cookies!

Jaime said...

so perfectly cut! great job

Nicole said...

Hmm, grapefruit would be interesting! I used lime and it worked well. Yours look so perfect.

Mary said...

They look wonderful--I love the squares. They look so modern, and I bet grapefruit was a great addition. I'll have to keep that in mind for next time I make them.

TeaLady said...

Grapefruit zest - great sub! And perfect looking cookies.