My version for the Armenian shortbread cookies called Shaqar Lokhum/ Շաքար Լոխում. These shortbread cookies are very tender,crumbly, buttery, simply irresistible .The most perfect company for tea or coffee.
Hope you’ll give this recipe a try and let me know how you like it.
150 grams (1 ½ stick ) unsalted soft butter,use good quality butter for better taste
1 ½ cups ( powdered ) confectioners sugar , plus extra for dusting the cookies
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbs cornstarch
¼ tsp salt
1 ⅔ cups all purpose flour
Directions for Shortbread Cookies
Preheat the oven to 370°F
In a large bowl sift together: flour,baking powder,salt and cornstarch, set aside
In a mixing bowl beat the butter a few minutes until pale color
Add confectioners sugar and beat on low speed a few minutes,then on high speed for 5-7 minutes or until it’s light and fluffy, almost white color
Lower the speed and beat in the cream and dry ingredients in a few additions
Using a medium or small size ice cream scoop shape the cookies into round balls
Lightly tap with your fingers to flatten
Using a fork make a few marks to give a design
Bake on a nonstick cookie sheet 12-15 minutes
Allow the cookies to cool down, dust with confectioners sugar and enjoy!