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Christmas Cookies Redux! (Shortbread!)

Posted on December 20, 2017 with 0 comments



I have always been helpless when confronted with a plate of shortbread...

And these have forever replaced decorated sugar cookies in my affections.


Yield:  Approximately 50


1 lb. Unsalted butter

1 C Sugar (processed fine)

½ t Salt

3¾ C AP Flour

¼  C Cornstarch

Roll and cut into “fingers” approximately 1 inch wide and 2½ inches long.

Prick with a fork 3 times, chill until firm (or freeze).

Bake at 275° for 30 to 40 minutes, turning once.

Don’t allow shortbreads to brown!


(Originally posted on December 18, 2012)