Sometimes I need to bake in order to cheer up. Today was definately one of those days. Sometimes I feel like making something elaborate, taking out my aggression kneading a dough ball for bread, or making an elaborate cake, but I just needed something simple and good this time. I had lost something very precious to me, and just was in need of cheering up. When I can't think clearly something filled with ingredients probably is not the best idea. This is why shortbread was the first thing that came to mind.
2 sticks Earth Balance vegan butter, at room temperature
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tsp maple extract
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp cinnamon