Got this wonderful melt in your mouth cookie recipe from a friend of mine..thank you Mrs. M. We absolutely loved this cookie. Infact I made two batches of it and gave to my childrens teachers. Its so hard to describe how tender the cookie looks, yet it has a crunch that is not to crunchy. The key to get flavors in this shortbread is to use the best butter you can get. And the best part is less clean up since it is a one bowl cookie :)
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
In a big bowl, combine all the ingredients and use your fingers to mix them together. Do not make it into a dough. The mixture should be coarse and crumbly. Dump all the mixture into 9 by 9 inch square pan. Bake on a preheated 350 degrees oven for about 35 minutes and then lower the temperature to 300 degrees and bake for another 15 minutes.
After you have taken it out of the oven, score and make 1 inch by 3 inch bar or however small or big you want. Let it cool completely then cut through the scored lines once more and you can remove the cookies by bars and store them in an airtight container. Lasts for couple of days ..that is if you dont munch on it constantly like how we did.