Managed to ease into the holidays with low stress & the idea that if I wasn’t enjoying what I was doing, to move along.There is ALWAYS a moment where you feel like this. With help from Dillon’s Gin and minimal ice storm impact, I was feelin’ good, my friends.
Paid a visit to our friend Karen down @ Primitives Antiques for the annual Open House.
The shop is located behind her farmhouse in the lush corners of Gasline (between Port Colborne & Ridgeway/Stevensville).
I want to be here always – this place is beautiful.
Christmas isn’t Christmas without Shortbread…
After 2 failed attempts, I was saved by a friend (as usual). Shortbread is one temperamental cookie.
1 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup flour
Preheat oven to 300°
Combine ingredients & mix with a wooden spoon or by hand until the mixture is a buttery dough (it will happen I swear!). Cover dough & let cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Roll into 1 1/2″ balls, gently press and place on parchment paper.
Gently flatten with a spoon (not too much, the thicker the better)
Before the oven, let them set in the freezer for 5 minutes.
Bake for 20 minutes or until bottoms are brown.
Leave on the pan to cool.