Christmas shopping, gift wrapping and tree decorating; these are all a must for the holiday season, but what about Christmas baking? Who has the time on top of all this to make dozens of happy-looking gingerbread men and jolly old shortbread snowmen?
Personally, as much as I love to bake, it moves to the bottom of my list during the holidays. So today I am sharing my cheat notes with you because I assume you’re in the same boat. If you’re like me, you put a small amount of pressure on yourself to produce something that can be classified as Christmas baking.
Enter President’s Choice Shortbread Cookie Mix. I picked up a box at my local grocery store and whipped up a batch of cookies in no time. All you need to have on hand is a cup and a quarter of unsalted butter. Mix the two together and voila…a batch of shortbread cookies.
I made mine following the package directions but you could easily roll out the dough and cut with Christmas-shaped cookies cutters. Either way, the result is a light, flaky shortbread cookie. They aren’t the most buttery tasting but definitely on the nice, light side.
I picked up a box on sale for $3 but they usually retail for $3.99. Also look for the Gingerbread Cookie Mix.