The perfect shortbread.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and the sugar. Slowly add the flour and salt, mixing well. Roll out dough with a rolling pin until it is 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheet and prick with a fork.

  • Bake for 5 to 8 minutes, or until light brown at the edges.

Nutrition Facts

116 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 10.4g 3% DV; fat 7.8g 12% DV; cholesterol 20.3mg 7% DV; sodium 78.9mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2006
WOW!!! I added just a touch of vanilla extract and creamed my butter and sugar for a very long time as suggested in other reviews and the dough came out feeling like silk. Melt in your mouth cookies. Follow my advise above and you will love these cookies. I am going to try almond extract next. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
Not the best could've been better. You're setting yourself up for a fall if you say it's the best and I expect it to be the best and it doesn't compare to competition. Read More
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87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2006
WOW!!! I added just a touch of vanilla extract and creamed my butter and sugar for a very long time as suggested in other reviews and the dough came out feeling like silk. Melt in your mouth cookies. Follow my advise above and you will love these cookies. I am going to try almond extract next. Read More
(115)
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2004
I wish I could give this recipe 10 stars! I've never made shortcake cookies before but I had a craving for them and I already had everything on hand. These are so much better and homemade tasting than those yummy cookies you get in a tin. I would not recommend rolling the dough out because shortbread dough tends to be crumbly. Instead I made tiny balls and flattened them out with a fork which made a pretty criss cross design. You can also make variations such as adding chocolate chips or dipping one half in chocolate after. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
Not the best could've been better. You're setting yourself up for a fall if you say it's the best and I expect it to be the best and it doesn't compare to competition. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
My 7yr old daughter and I made this in less than 10 min. I have been searching for this reciepe for years. This is the same cookie that they sold for 10 cents back in high school (peanut butter was good to but this is my favorite). these cookies will make you loved and well liked by everyone who taste them. they are EXCELLENT and easy to make. My kids love them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2004
This is an excellent recipe. I love that it has so few ingredients and is so easy yet so delicious! I am so happy to have found it. The only thing I changed is I added 2 tsp. of vanilla and I spread the batter in a small jelly roll pan and cut it for the size cookies I wanted and I baked it for 30 minutes at 325 F. I got 32 cookies doing it this way. I can't thank you enough for this recipe. Because it's so easy I will make them often. This one's a keeper. I will always use it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Exactly what shortbread should taste like! If you want a bit more crunchy shortbread it takes much longer to bake but is delicious no matter what. Sprinkle sugar on the top for extra flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I baked these for Thanksgiving using a maple leaf cookie cutter and drizzled a powdered sugar/milk mixture over it (colored in fall colors of course). I took them to my Aunt's house and they were immediately gobbled up. My Aunt and Grandma even decided to take a bunch and stash them away for their daily tea! What a delicious recipe! They keep their shape well and are very buttery and yummy! This will definately stay in my recipe box. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
really melts in your mouth! absolutely amazing cookies! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Very good recipe. I tend to like sweeter cookies so I sprinkled the top with sugar before baking. Very happy with the result! Thank you! Read More
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