Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Grandma Binns' Black Currant Shortbread Cookies


   My grandmother Binns was an awesome little woman. As I've mentioned before she was Irish and a lot of her cooking had Irish influences as well as other British Isle ideas and traditions. These little traditional cookies are in honor of her. She loved currants and the addition of black berries just adds that extra little burst of flavor to these simple sweet little cookies. If you have ever had shortbread cookies, they are simply just butter cookies with light sweetness to them. Enjoy these Black Currant Shortbread Cookies.


  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tbs vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1 cup chopped black berries
  • Sugar

1. Mix together the flour and salt in a bowl

2. In a stand mixer, cream the butter and powdered sugar together. Add in the vanilla.

3. Add in the flour mixture until the dough becomes firm and starts to form lumps.

4. Mix in the currants and black berries.

5. On a large sheet of plastic wrap form the dough into a log shape and press well. Wrap up and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

6. Remove from refrigerator  and slice into 1/3 inch slices. Sprinkle a little sugar on top of each one. Place on baking sheet and bake in 325 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until edges start to become golden brown.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
Inactive: 2 hours
Serves: Many


  1. Looks Yummy..Also sound like easy Black Currant recipe.Will try this one for sure.Thanks

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    1. Thank you so much samia Hussain!!! Hope you enjoy!