Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Baking with Dorie: Cornmeal shortbread cookies

Mention shortbread and my mouth would immediately start salivating! Shortbread including tennis biscuits are the perfect tidbits to dunk. So when Rivki made her choice for the BWD group, I couldn't wait to try these out.

I've only made one other shortbread cookie, which has cocoa added to it. My kids love decorating them with royal icing. I also made some choc shortbread cookies on sticks as Mother's day gifts for family members. My cousin Shaheema's still walking around with half a cookie in her handbag. She says they're too pretty to eat :D

What's different about this shortbread cookie is the addition of cornmeal or maize meal / mielie meal as it is known in SA. I substituted the cornmeal with polenta because that is what I had on hand. As soon as these cookies came from the oven we dug into them! Crisp, buttery goodness with just a hint of lemon! Absolutely delish!

Its my choice for the next BWD bake and I can't wait to see every one's results. 

Now please excuse me while I go make me a cup of tea to indulge a few more before heading off to bed :D