Next time you attend a Harry Potter party or decide to just sit at home and watch a Harry Potter dvd, be sure to make these delicious shortbread cookies.
Recipe was sent to us by Mary who found the generic recipe on the Craftinomican website, Mary just adjusted it for a DH theme.
1 cup (2 sticks) of butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
a clean bottlecap or other small circular cut-out device
Step 1:Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Step 2:In the bowl of a stand mixer (or just use a hand mixer and a large bowl of your choice), whip together your butter and brown sugar.
Step 3:Very slowly add the flour until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
Step 4:Place the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until the dough is smooth (should not take more than a minute). Roll the dough to about 1/3" thick.
Step 5:Cut out triangle shapes using the cookie cutter or a knife.
Step 6:Press the bottlecap or other circular object into the dough in the style of the 'Deathly Hallows' symbol. Carve a line down the middle with a knife to create the wand part of the symbol.
Step 7:Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (or wax paper). These cookies don't spread out in the oven so feel free to put them quite close together. Bake these in your 300 degree oven for about 20 minutes, until slightly golden.
Step 8:Allow to cool slightly and then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
Step 9:As with all shortbread, you can eat them plain, give them a sweet frosting glaze, or sandwich them together with some chocolate or caramel. These are really quick and tasty.
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Albus Dumbledore Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 37, Page 825
Natalie McDonald, who appeared in Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire, was based on a real girl Rowling knew who was dying of leukemia. She wrote to JK Rowling asking what was going to happen in the next Harry Potter book as she would not live long enough to read it.