Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Pumpkin Seed Butter Shortbread

Oh yea, they're good. Shamelessly arrogant, I know, but if they're good, they're good. 
I just got a bad grade back and am now just munching on these in the quiet section of the library.  They're obnoxiously loud and crunchy - but I.Don't.Care. I'm graduating in 3 weeks and I got a bad grade on this essay and it's raining and it's gray and at this moment these shortbread cookies are the only things good in my life, so you can give me dirty looks if you want, I'm going to go ahead and eat my feelings, however loud and deliciously smelling they are.
It's okay.  I may not be able to prove myself in an essay on gender differences in mathematics but I can make cookies and they're damn good cookies.  I had made some pumpkin seed butter, because remember how I make and sell them (check the tabs above)?  Well, I'm going through a clearance sale and I'm getting rid of all these nut butters - and so I decided to make cookies with them.  And look, naturally green - should've made these prior to St Patrick's day.  It's okay, next time. 
You know, I was thinking of hosting a rainbow themed dinner party - each guest is assigned a color and they have to bring a dish of that color.  Look at how easily my mind just..flows.  I grew up in a society where there was no such thing as ADHD, dyslexia and other forms of learning disabilities.  You were either clever or you were stupid.  I know everyone jokes around and says they have ADHD, but i genuinely think I may have a problem.  Bad essay grade?  What bad essay grade?  Oh and Masterchef is on tonight, like, it's all good.  *eats one more*

Recipe adapted from here
Ingredients
225g plain flour
115g sugar
75g natural pumpkin seed butter
150g unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt

Method
Beat the butter with the pumpkin seed butter with electric beaters until smooth and creamy.  Beat in the sugar and vanilla extract until fluffy - about 5 minutes.

In another bowl, mix the flour with the salt and stir it in the butter mixture. until a dough forms.  Use your hands to form it into flat disc, wrap in cling film and leave it to chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. 

Preheat the oven to 180C.  Roll the disk out to about 1cm thick and cut out desired shapes.  Then with the rest, form it into a dough, roll and repeat.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned at the edges.  Leave to cool before consuming.

11 comments:

  1. Can we please have a rainbow themed party?! That would be so fun. And I'm sorry about your essay grade, whoever marked it clearly didn't know how awesome you are. Maybe if they had given you a better mark they would have received some of these tasty cookies... xxx

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    1. Yea maybe I had to give her cookies beforehand. Yes, Gen, whenever!

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  2. I'm sorry about your essay! I was totally there a few weeks ago and wish I had these delicious looking cookies to make me feel better. I'm sending you lots of foodie love, you're almost done! :)

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    1. whenever you're in the library and have academic or general life blues - find me, i'm usually there with food xxx

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  3. You are cracking me up and these cookies look superb.

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  4. These sounds soo good. Would love to give them a try.

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    1. thank you! please tell me how they turn out :)

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  5. I love pumpkin seed butter! I'm going to try this with coconut oil and hope it turns out :) Cute hearts too!

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    1. Oh it should work wonderfully with coconut oil too :D

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