The 9th Day of Christmas

On the Ninth day of Christmas, Fork and the Cork gave to me:

The Top 9 reasons to make Janet Parker's (Grandma's) shortbread cookies:

9. You've never had shortbread this good before.
8. You want to go from domestic goodness to domestic goddess.
7. Only three ingredients people.
6. You get to be a bitch if you make good cookies.
5. The Kitchenaid stand mixer you got as a wedding present that takes up a ridiculous amount of counter space will finally serve it's purpose. I can't help you with the juicer.
4. You get to feel all June Cleaver-y around the holidays.
3. If you give them as gifts, you just spent like 23 cents per person.
2. Unless you are Paula Deen, you're probably not eating enough butter as it is.
1. Because my Grandma said to do it. And when Janet tells you to do it, you do it.


Scotch Shortbread Cookies

  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Directions:Cream butter and sugar thoroughly. Add flour gradually mixing in quickly and lightly. Chill dough for ½ hour. Roll out to ½ inch. Cut as desired and place on cookie sheets and bake at 300 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Do not let them brown. I prefer to chill them after placing them on the cookie sheet instead of just baking them after mixing. They are better if allowed to ripen a few days.

-Janet Parker

If you want to make thick cookies, you will need make multiple batches.


  1. Laurie - i love reason #2 and reason #1! I'll have to practice these with Chloe!


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