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Brown Sugar Shortbread

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"These rich buttery cookies have just three ingredients! They're a snap to make for a last-minute gift or when guests will be arriving on short notice. For best results, gradually stir the flour into the dough. -Shirley Gardiner Clearwater, Manitoba"
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Ingredients

40 m servings
Original recipe yields 21 servings

Directions

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Gradually stir in the flour. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 3 minutes. Pat into a 1/3-in. thick rectangle measuring 11 -in. x 8 in. Cut into 2-in. x 1-in. strips. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Prick with a fork. Bake at 300 degrees F for 25 minutes or until bottom begins to brown. Cool for 5 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Delicious..Very simple ingredients for a college student like myself.I added some vanilla and sprinkled brown sugar on top! Very good and simple. I also followed a previous raters comments and j...

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These didn't turn out very exciting at all. My hubby and I both thought they were bland. I even sprinkled more brown sugar on top before baking. Prolly won't make again.

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Delicious..Very simple ingredients for a college student like myself.I added some vanilla and sprinkled brown sugar on top! Very good and simple. I also followed a previous raters comments and j...

I was trying to find a recipe like Lorna Doone's. I will never eat them again. This recipe will forever be my favorite butter cookie. They are delicious and so easy to make A+++++!!!

I lost my original recipe and this looked close to it. If possible it was even better. I smooshed all the dough onto a cookie sheet and then pricked it ful of fork holes. As soon as it came o...

This was just what I was looking for. They were very buttery and my whole family loved them. I added a tbsp. of vanilla extract. I only needed 20 minutes cooking time. Watch them carefully. ...

Great recipe. I'm diabetic so I substituted Splenda brown sugar but thought they were still yummy

This is my all time favorite cookie! They're sooooo good! Sometimes I add chopped pecans to the dough, but they're still delicious without them. Definitely give this one a try. They're too g...

Great, simple shortbread recipe! I added a little bit of salt to the dough, and then pressed the dough into my 7" x 11" baking pan. I pricked the dough with a fork and then baked it until golde...

I loved this cookie! It was amazingly easy to make and tasted better than anything I could ever buy. It inspired me to make a strawberry cheesecake using it as the crust. Amazing!

Delectable! I was pleasantly surprised by only three ingredients. They didnt look the greatest because I admit I didnt put much care in the way that I cut them. About 8 people in my family tried...