HEIRLOOM RYE SHORTBREAD

About: Beautiful little cookies made with freshly milled flour (which makes them healthy!) These are incredible quick and easy to make. The freshly milled rye flour leads a wonderful grassiness and minerality to the cookies; this pairs perfectly with the creaminess of the benne seeds and the tartness of the orange blossom. Dough can be made days ahead of time and baked at your convenience.

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Mixing: Use a hand mixer/kitchen aid to cream the butter. Sift rye and salt together. Sift powdered sugar; cream with butter. Add vanilla. Roll out dough between two pieces of parchment paper 1/4" thick. Cut into shape with a knife or cookie cutter. You can reroll scraps once. If dough becomes too soft, you can refrigerate until stiff. Bake in a 325 F oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.