Easter Shortbread Cookies
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven at 325. Combine all ingredients into a large mixer bowl with the paddle attachment and mix on low speed until fully combined and a soft dough texture. Remove dough from the mixer and flatten onto a piece of plastic wrap. Fully wrap the dough and chill for about 15 minutes. This will help during the rolling out process so the dough is not so sticky. Once dough is chilled, place dough on lightly floured surface and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick and cut out to desired shape. Place on baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees for about 20 minutes.
1 cup butter, softened
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbs vanilla
**food coloring if desired
Sift powdered sugar, place in mixing bowl with soft butter and mix on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla and food coloring (optional) beat until combined and spreadable.
About Sweet Miss Giving's:
SMG was founded on October 23, 2008 by Rev. Stan Sloan, Episcopal priest and long-time CEO of Chicago House, the first provider of AIDS housing in the Midwest. Sweet Miss Giving's is a high end bakery and employment program. Over 50% of all profits go to help the formerly homeless and HIV/AIDS affected men, women and children of Chicago House. Sweet Miss Giving's was founded on the mantra of being both "Unquestionably Kind" and "Unreasonably Good" by delighting taste buds with scratch-baked, preservative-free, made-to-order muffins, scones, bars, brownies, cookies, and cupcakes. Monthly sales have increased seven fold since January 2009, with SMG now available at Steppenwolf Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Timeline Theatre, University of Chicago, Loyola University, Garfield Park Conservatory, The Grind, Café Too and other Chicago cafes and cultural institutions. Wholesale orders are also filled for events ranging from large-scale occasions to private birthday parties. www.sweetmissgivings.com
About Chicago House:
Since 1985, Chicago House has provided permanent housing and supportive services to men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS. Their programs have since expanded to include community case management, substance abuse counseling, HIV prevention, medical adherence and the Midwest's first employment training and placement program specific to people with HIV. Chicago House also now offers free, anonymous rapid HIV testing. www.chicagohouse.org
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Easter Shortbread Cookies
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