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Shortbread Scaries

Easy to make cookies with everyday ingredients"


1.5 cups butter (at room temp)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3.5 cups all-purpose flour
.25 teaspoon kosher salt
2 egg yolks (set aside)
food coloring (green and red)


1. Cream the butter and sugar
2. add the vanilla extract
3. mix in flour and salt until combined
4. shape into a disk
5. refrigerate for about a half an hour
6. preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
7. prepare a cookie sheet or two with parchment paper
8. on a lightly dusted surface, roll out shortbread to about .25 inch thick
9. use Halloween cookie cutters (pumpkin, cat, leafs, witches hat, whatever you like) and cut the cookies out
10. place cookies on prepared cookie sheet
11. in a small dish mix one yolk with the green color, and one with the red (should make a bright orange color)
12. paint cookies with the colored yolk
13. decorate with colored sprinkles if desired
14. bake for about 15-20 minutes until edges brown
15. cool until room temperature


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