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Thursday, April 25, 2013

EATS :: Easy Shortbread Cookie RECIPE

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 Good morning, it’s Kimberley from Kimberley's Kitchen and we're having a "Tiny Tea Party" on the blog today!
 

I love tea. And cookies. And tiny tea cups. And tiny cookies.

My love of tea and cookies is evident in my daughters so we decided to have a tiny tea party together. It was easy to put together and would make a wonderful girly play date, Mother's Day celebration, or fun get together with your friends. Here are the ingredients for a Tiny Tea Party:


The Tea~

I am a bit of a tea purist. I do come by it honestly as my Mom is English. I grew up drinking tea. Hot tea, that is. Because I am in Canada we call "hot tea" just tea, and "cold tea" is iced tea. (I will share my favorite iced tea recipes this summer). 

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My absolute favorite black tea is Earl Grey. We brewed some beautiful Tazo Earl Grey in this darling china tea pot to make a perfect cup of tea. But you can make any tea you like.

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The Cookies~

A selection of homemade cookies are perfect for tea. Here we have Vanilla Sugar Cookies and Lemon Shortbread. Don't have time to bake? That's okay. You can buy some of your favorite cookies and when served on pretty little plates, everyone will enjoy each bite.

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My favorite quick and easy shortbread recipe:
Cream together 2 sticks softened butter and 1 cup confectioner's sugar


Add 1 cup AP flour and 1 cup cornstarch

Add a pinch of salt


Add the flavor of your choice- 
1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 Tablespoon lemon zest, or 
1 Tablespoon of cardamom are my favorites

Pat into a round and roll between 2 pieces of parchment paper 
to 1/4 inch thickness

Cut into desired shapes and sprinkle tops with sugar

Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in a 
350 degree oven for about 15 minutes

Cool on a wire rack

Enjoy!

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The Sweets~

Add a little extra treat with some candies. I add marshmallows to every occasion but you can also add some of your favorite store-bought treats to go with your color theme. 

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Thank You Favors~

Giving a sweet treat for your guests to take with you is so much fun. Here we have candies on skewers with a little thank you card on the skewer. I love the technique of punching holes in paper or card stock and then threading it onto a skewer or pop stick. Super easy and pretty.

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I hope that you enjoy this inspiration for a Tiny Tea Party! Please let me know your favorite tea and cookies!

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Guest Contributor: Kimberley Mulla

My Mom gave me my first cookbook when I was six years old. I have been baking & cooking ever since.

I specialize in artisan marshmallows & confections. I want to sell a product that I would feed my children. The ingredients are simple, often local, organic & fair trade as well. 








I love making marshmallows. Every single one. It brings me so much joy to create something unique, tasty, and delightful.



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2 comments:

  1. So sweet. I love the flower marshmallow pops!

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  2. Awesome..looks like a divine..thanks for share these awesome things!

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