Today's Tip
To prevent burning saucepan when boiling milk, sprinkle bottom of the pan with granulated sugar. Let it get hot, then pour in the milk. It also keeps milk from boiling over More Tips

Detailed, Step by Step Instructions and Explanations. Fully Illustrated. Both US and Metric Measurements. Nutrition Facts. Preparation Time. Cooking Time. Waiting Time. All Recipes Tried and True. Get Your Fill of the Platinum Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipes Collection.

The Internet's Most Comprehensive Recipes Collection

Buy Now!                                    

Heart-Shaped Shortbread Flavored with Cayenne

* 1/2 pound butter, unsalted at room temperature
* 8 tablespoons superfine sugar
* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
* Butter and sugar to line molds
* heart shaped molds

Preheat the oven to 350 F. With a wooden spoon or in an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until very smooth. Sift the flour into the butter mixture and, using your fingers, work all ingredients into a crumbly but very fine mixture. At this point, add the cayenne pepper, or your choice of other flavorings. Butter the molds and dust the bottom and sides with sugar. Press the shortbread dough into the molds. Bake until golden brown. The time varies from 10 minutes up, depending on the size of the mold. Do not overbake. Cool on racks before unmolding.
Variations: To make the more traditional shortbread, you can substitute a few drops of vanilla extract, 1/4 cup minced candied citron or lemon peel, or 2 tablespoons ground blanched almonds for the cayenne pepper.

         ©2007-2017 All rights Reserved.