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Easy Shortbread

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Rating: 5/5
5 reviews

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   32 pieces

recipe id: 15981

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1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups sifted flour


Cream the butter with sugar. Add flour until well combined. Chill. Pat into two 7 inch circles.

Place on baking sheet and mark 16 wedges in each. Bake at 300 degrees F for 30 minutes.

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96 calories, 6 grams fat, 10 grams carbohydrates, 1 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in sodium.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I tweaked this to make lemon shortbread to use extra lemon juice from making lemon curd. Added heaping tablespoon of grated lemon peel, appx 1/3 cup lemon juice, and enough additional confectioners sugar to balance the tartness and consistency of the dough. Mixed only until the dough gathered on the mixer paddle then formed it into a disc and chilled for 30 minutes. Rolled it out, cut with a cookie cutter, baked on parchment paper. Cookies were fragrant, buttery and tender. Topped with dabs of homemade lemon curd, got rave reviews. Keeper recipe!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This is a perfect recipe. I've done both cutting into wedges and cutting them into squares. I like the idea of dipping them in chocolate, I haven't done that version yet!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
My daughter & I were searching for a quick easy cookie that we could make using ingredients we already had on hand. This is it!! Just pulled them out of the oven 5 minutes ago, and , of course we had to taste while hot...delicious! I would definitely recommend this cookie recipe to anyone. I am also not a baker....I have to use very easy recipes, most of my deserts come out, well not so yummy. But I got rave reviews! A+ and I will be making these cookies again.

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
I make this simple and quick shortbread recipe all the time - to rave reviews! Sometimes I sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top of it, or I reduce the flour to 2 1/3 cups and mix in a packet of instant oatmeal - I've used various flavors. It makes a great and buttery oatmeal cookie.

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
this is a great basic recipe!

i ended up not forming into circles but instead I formed them into small squares and baked (then dipped into chocolate). (to dip into chocolate, microwave good quality chocolate chips and some shortening, then mix and dip cookies! leave cookies on wax paper to set)

i would definitely recommend using this recipe! quick, easy, and tasty!

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