Mammy’s little baby loves short’nin’, short’nin’

January 24, 2007 at 1:39 pm | Posted in birthdays, cooking, family, recipes | 5 Comments

No, I am not “Mammy,” and Elisabeth is not eating shortbread.

(You know when you look at a word for too long, and it starts to look like it’s spelled REALLY incorrectly?  While trying to figure out the apostrophes, that just happened to me with “shortening.”)

But I have been making–and tasting–some.  But only tasting!  The shortbread was really for my Dad, as his birthday was yesterday, and shortbread is one of his all-time favourites.  (My birthday tribute post to him will not be posted until next Monday…stay tuned to find out why.)  :)

I wanted to share the recipe because making it was so simple, and the results are DELICIOUS!  A big thanks to “cheryl otten” at for this fabulous find. 


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar–I used 1/2 cup, and I sprinkled some on top after baking
  • 3/4 cup butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Blend all ingredients well. Dough will be stiff.
  3. Press into a 9 x 9 inch buttered dish. Prick top with a fork.
  4. Bake until pale golden brown on the edges. Cool and cut into squares.

My dish was actually an 11″ round dish, and it worked just fine.  Also, all the reviews said to wait until the shortbread cools to cut it, but I cut mine into wedges with a pizza cutter while it was still warm.  I made a second batch pressing the dough into three large heart-shaped stoneware molds…I had to go all out for my dear Dad!!  :)



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  1. i dont appreciate u having this song in my head now…
    i’m going to go around singing (not that good at all either) this song and thinking about some cartoon character that i can’t place that always got hit with the frying pan when he/she/it sung this :)
    love you!!! and can’t wait for your post!

  2. How cute that you made shortbread! Wish I could have a taste right now. It sounds delicious. :)

  3. I guess I don’t know that song but it still sounds really yummy – you are so sweet to do that for your dad. I hope he had a fantastic birthday!

  4. Hey, I just stopped by for the first time since you’ve moved. I like the new home. I considered this template when I moved to WordPress. I’ll try to check out the site more often.

  5. I like the idea of the heart-shaped ones for Valentines day! Happy birthday to your dad; can’t wait to read the birthday post!

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