Carol and Kevin Collett

Love: Passion for shortbread passed down to his sons

Love: Start your own family traditions - a special series of recipes have been running in the Langley Advance since Dec. 8, here’s another.

Carol’s recipe is a family Christmas tradition, passed down in a battered and discoloured but clearly well-utilized cookbook from her late husband, Kevin’s grandparents who had a homestead in Alberta.

Since receiving the much loved cookbook, Carol has been making this shortbread recipe, cutting them into Christmas shapes for more than 48 years.

Funnily though – they never actually made it to Christmas day because Kevin would sneak them – it was his favourite cookie anytime.

Clearly her sons take after their father, because starting in November each year, Carol’s sons want to know when she’s making the shortbread – they love them just as much as their dad did!

from Carol Collett, Langley Hospice volunteerand former client, caregiver

Family favourite shortbread

Ingredients:

• 1 cup butter

• ½ cup icing sugar

• 2 cups flour

Directions:

Cream butter and sugar well and add flour gradually, working with your hands until all the flour has been worked in and the mixture is very creamy.

Roll on a floured board, 1” thick, cut into fingers or other desired shapes, and bake at 375 F degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Check at 10 minutes, so they don’t get too brown at the edges.

 

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