These shortbread sugar cookie bars are an easy, tasty variation on the traditional cookie.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 bars
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix flour, butter, confectioners' sugar, salt, and baking powder together in a bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Pat dough into a 9-inch square baking pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, 30 to 35 minutes. Cut into bars while still warm.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to use margarine, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

180 calories; protein 1.7g 4% DV; carbohydrates 17.4g 6% DV; fat 11.7g 18% DV; cholesterol 30.5mg 10% DV; sodium 126mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2020
Very good and easy, but next time I plan on patting dough a bit thinner. I made a light orange flavored frosting/glaze for them. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2019
Easy and yummy. Half I made per recipe and the other half I added dried lavender and lemon peel to batter and drizzled with a light lemon glaze - pleased two people with one recipe Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2020
Very easy shortbread recipe. Goes great with coffee or tea in the morning. I think next time I’ll frost some of them with chocolate for snacks/dessert. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2020
Very good and easy, but next time I plan on patting dough a bit thinner. I made a light orange flavored frosting/glaze for them. Yummy! Read More
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