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Festive Shortbread

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"Great for the holidays."
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Ingredients

servings 205
Original recipe yields 30 servings (5 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Cream butter, gradually beat in sugar. Add and beat in flour a part at a time. Wrap dough in wax paper and chill.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  3. Allow dough to warm slightly; knead for 1 minute. Roll out dough on lightly floured board to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Decorate as desired. Bake in preheated oven 14-20 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 205 calories; 12.5 21.6 2.1 33 88 Full nutrition

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This is a wonderful and very easy recipe to make. I had so many requests for it this year I had to make 500 cookies. I found that with about a quarter of a cup less flour it worked great and was...

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The taste of this cookie is the only reason I gave this 3 stars. I doubled the recipe and followed it to a T. When I tried to knead the dough and roll it out - DISASTER. It fell apart, stuck to ...

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This is a wonderful and very easy recipe to make. I had so many requests for it this year I had to make 500 cookies. I found that with about a quarter of a cup less flour it worked great and was...

This is THE classic recipe for traditional Scottish shortbread (the ONLY shortbread) The others pale in comparison. Ironically, the simplest and easiest!

I was in the mood to experiment with a recipe that I could use to make cookies on a stick. This was a winner. Nice buttery flavor and the sticks stayed in the cookies. These also held up to the ...

I was so pleased with the results of this recipe. They were rich tasting and my family loved them. I'm going to make some to give as gifts.

I used this recipe today and added a a touch of my own ....I added some lemon zest to the sugar before mixing into the butter. It added a nice aroma and a slight citrus taste to these delicious ...

I can't believe how good this recipe is! I can finally make cookies I am not ashamed to serve my MOM!! Thank you! I can't wait til the holidays to bring these over!!!

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST CUT-OUT COOKIES EVER!!!!!!!THEY'RE GONE!!!!!!!

I just made a batch of Valentine cut-out cookies for my kids school's birthday party. The dough is extremely easy to handle unlike other cutout cookie recipes I have used. I like them as they ...

I followed the recipe exactly as stated and they turned out perfectly! Friends were so eager to take them home when I made them for the first time yesterday, that I've had to make more today! ...