Holiday Shortbread Cookies

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This special Christmas treat came to me from Scotland through a relative. I compared this recipe with one a friend makes, since her husband is of Scottish descent, and found this shortbread to be quite authentic.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups cold butter (no substitutes)

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Pat into an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Prick all over with a fork. Bake at 325 degrees F for 35 minutes or until center is set. Cool for 10-15 minutes. Cut into small squares. Continue to cool to room temperature.