These are great shortbreads for the holidays.

Carol
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream together butter and sugar. Add 1 3/4 cups flour gradually, reserving 1/2 cup for pastry board.

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  • Turn dough out on board and gradually work in remaining flour, if necessary. Roll dough to 1/3 or 1/2 inch thickness; then cut with cookie cutter

  • Place on cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

242.1 calories; 2.3 g protein; 24.2 g carbohydrates; 40.7 mg cholesterol; 109.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2005
terrible!!! hate it!!! WWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY to dry!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/18/2008
Nice matters! Others might find this very good. I will give it a try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2005
terrible!!! hate it!!! WWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY to dry!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2009
This is the same recipe my family has made for generations. I use regular sugar and add all the flour then extra for rolling. I also roll them an 1/8th inch thick or less between sheets of waxed paper running back and forth to the freezer to keep them chilled! I then paint them with a powdered sugar/ milk mixture thinned up enough to use a silicone brush to just glaze them. Absolutely the best butter cookie ever! I usually get 40 cookies out of the same recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/18/2008
Nice matters! Others might find this very good. I will give it a try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2010
This is an excellent basic shortbread recipe (and I have been making shortbread for many many yrs.). A suggestion might be to chill slightly before trying to roll it. Another suggestion is to substitute 1/4 cup of rice flour or cornstarch for the all purpose flour. Enjoy Read More
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