A few years ago a cafeteria worker in the Hawaii public schools claimed they had the secret shortbread cookie recipe that has had school children for decades asking for more. However, another baker believes she has perfected the recipe, it’s available here. This shortbread cookie recipe only has four ingredients.
You decide if it really tastes like 'school daze'. If you attended public school in Hawaii you know about the infamous shortbread cookies that children would trade entire lunches for an extra cookie. If you had to do cafeteria duty, you knew you would be rewarded at the end of your shift with an extra cookie in addition to getting out of class, having your lunch early and wearing a hair net. Try this recipe and shout out in the comments below of what you think.
Hawaii School Kine Shortbread Cookies
Makes 2 dozen small cookies
The key to this recipe is the butter. Use regular salted butter. Keep the cookies in a tin container with parchment paper to keep fresh.
- 2 sticks salted butter, softened at room temperature
- ½ cup white sugar
- 2 1/3 cup sifted flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
- Spray or grease a 9 inch baking pan
- Cream the butter in a mixer (about 3-5 minutes). Gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes.)
- Gradually mix the flour and salt in by hand until well combined and crumbly
- Press the mixture evenly into a baking pan; prick the top with a fork
- Bake 50-60 minutes or until golden brown
- Cool slightly, and then cut into bars.
Koko Likes dot com recipe adapted from the Honolulu Star Advertiser
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