Saturday, 13 December 2014

5-Minute Shortbread (plus baking)

My husband was just commenting on how expensive store-bought shortbread is. Homemade is so easy and can be ready in 5 minutes.  My son has never been a sweet fan but even he looks forward to shortbread at Christmas.  My version is super quick and uses only three ingredients!  Honestly it should take more than 5 minutes to whip them together.  Makes a great gift.

Susan's 5-Minute Shortbread

1 cup of butter
2 1/2 cups of flour
3/4 cup of sugar
*sprinkles if you wish

Take a large microwaveable bowl.  Place butter and melt in microwave until liquid.  Stir in flour and sugar and make a ball.  Make sure it is well mixed.

Dough Ball

Spread out dough on greased baking sheet. Pat into a square.  Bake for 25 minutes at 325 degrees.

Patted into a Dough Square

I used red sprinkles.

Remove from oven and coat with sprinkles if using.  Cut into squares while still warm.

Let cool.  Enjoy!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Snowman Wreath

This was so easy!  I got the idea from Joss and Main.  You can see the original on my Pininterest board:

I basically took  3 wreaths that I got for $5 each.  I wired the together using my rose wire for my bushes.  I then wired in some berries and ornaments. Tied on ribbon for the scarf.  Add a old hat and voila.