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Tender Shortbread

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"These are great shortbreads for the holidays."
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servings 242
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 dozen)


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  1. Cream together butter and sugar. Add 1 3/4 cups flour gradually, reserving 1/2 cup for pastry board.
  2. 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
  3. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 242 calories; 15.5 24.2 2.3 41 109 Full nutrition

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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 w...

Nice matters! Others might find this very good. I will give it a try.

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 s...