Food & Drink

Best Shortbread Cookies


Elicia Fowler of Bellingham says this recipe was handed down to her by her grandmother, who baked these cookies for Elicia's father when he was a young boy. "It is part of our Christmas tradition to make them every year," she says.


1 cup butter, softened

1 cup powdered sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

11/4 cups flour

1 cup quick oats

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup chocolate sprinkles


Mix first three ingredients.

Add dry ingredients except for sprinkles and mix well.

Divide dough in half.

Form half of the dough into a log shape.

Roll in chocolate sprinkles on waxed paper.

When covered with sprinkles, wrap in waxed paper.

Repeat with remaining dough.

Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Cut into 1/4-inch slices and bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.