Not me! Listen – summer to me is like non-stop sweating. And, as a complete homebody, I always feel like a double-drip loser for not going to more barbecues and patios and pool parties and things. I like to just putter around my dumb house and maybe go to the Dairy Queen or the Ohio State Fair. That’s it.
BUT! When I do leave the house – I am 90% guaranteed to be wearing jorts. So – here’s a fun cookie to celebrate the highlight of summer fashions.
NOTE – the idea for jortbread-shortbread came from my friend Danielle Gray, who is @humpledonk on the Instagrams and she is this tall drink of weirdo. She lives in San Francisco on a houseboat now – WHAAAAT? (It’s true! HOUSEBOAT!) Anyway – I sure do enjoy her and think you would too. That Instagram again is @humpledonk!
2 sticka butter
1/2 cuppa sugar
2 cuppa flour
1/4 tsp baking powder (NOT SODA)
1/2 tsp salt
splash of vanilla
2 splashes of milk
Mix all this junk up. Add some blue food coloring. I like my jorts acid-washy so I went easy on the blue…. Wrap in plastic wrap or wax paper and chill for like an hour. Once your jazz is chilled, roll it out to like a decent thickness. NOT TOO THIN! Cut into jort-shapes. I personally like a longer jort, but if you’re into daisy-dukes – have at it. Use a toothpick to make like pockets and a zipper fly – or faces if that’s more your speed. (I like faces.) Cook for about 12 min at 350.
DOUBLE NOTE – there aren’t any eggs in this recipe, so you can eat the dough, which is pretty great.
ONE MORE NOTE – Seriously cannot wait for Fall…