A friend recently gave me her Mother's wonderful shortbread cookie recipe and advised me that that the sugar and butter had to be creamed by hand and then the flour mixed in by hand also...or else the cookies would not be the same as her Mother's were.
Could this be true? And why should it be so?
BTW, I creamed by hand mixer and mixed by hand and the shortbreads were exquisite.
Edited by Darienne, 21 December 2013 - 01:04 PM.