I am often asked by my blog readers when the next tour of Willard Asylum for the Insane will be. Well, mark your calendar folks! The next public tour of Willard Asylum for the Insane is scheduled for May 17, 2014, 9AM, at Grandview. Rain or Shine! If you want a sneak peak of some of the things you might see on this tour than check out my post, A Day at Willard Asylum for the Insane. The tour is $10.00 per person.
And since it’s been ages since I’ve baked and shared a sweet treat on my blog, I decided to share what my daughter now claims is her favorite cookie recipe – Iced Shortbread Melts. These cookies earned their name because they are so sweet and tender that they really will melt in your mouth!
Buttery Iced Shortbread Melts
2 sticks of butter, softened
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, add butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Cream ingredients together; add flour. Continue to mix ingredients until everything is blended. Form dough into a ball.
Place dough on a piece of parchment paper that is coated with a light coating of flour. Roll dough out until it is about 1/4” thick. Use more flour if needed. Cut out cookies using a cookie cutter. Place cookies on prepared cookie sheet about 1 1/2” apart. Bake for about 8 minutes. Do not over bake. They will firm up after removing them from the oven. Allow cookies to cool completely on cookie sheet before moving them.
I made a thin batch of buttercream icing and dipped the top of each cookie in the icing. I used some homemade colored sugar sprinkles to fancy them up.
These cookies would be perfect to serve at a ladies luncheon, bridal shower, or a tea party.
What is the last kind of cookie you made?