My husband and I have been counting down the days until the third season of Downton Abbey premieres on PBS (A perk of having a husband who majored in English Literature in college!). Oh, how we have come to love the Crawley family... and those amazing folks who live downstairs. We especially love the gorgeous imagery. What a feast for the eyes! Who is your favorite character? I can't decide between Violet Crawley, Anna Bates, Carson, Sybil, Mrs. Patmore... I love them all! Well, except for Thomas and O'Brien... blech!
How did we choose to celebrate the first episode? With homemade shortbread and Harney and Sons Tea, of course!!
Mmmm..... Now THIS is living! (Ha!)
2 cups butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 325F.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add flour and continue to mix until well blended. Bring soft dough together into 2 to 4 balls. Sprinkle a board lightly with flour and roll a ball out until about 1/2 inch thick. Using a pizza cutter, cut into strips (3"x1"). Prick cookies with a fork and place onto a baking stone or ungreased baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes, or until lightly browned, like a biscuit.
Now let's hope Thomas and O'Brien get the boot and Mr. Bates gets out of prison!