I planned to make the shortbread yesterday. I took the butter out early in the morning so it would be at room temperature when I wanted to bake. As the day got busier and busier, I kept looking at those four sticks of butter and wondering just how wise it is to bake these cookies, when really I should be watching my weight. For that matter, how smart is it to join a baking blog and try and lose weight at the same time? Oh well, I will think about that next week, when we don't blog.
These cookies are easy to make and very tasty, but if I make them again (and given the amount of butter that's a big if) I will cut down on the sugar and skip dusting them with confectioner's sugar altogether. I also found that the bottom layer was a bit soggy. Oh well, I hope the kids enjoy them when they get home from school.