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Easy 3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies Recipe
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Easy 3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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These buttery cookies get instant holiday flair thanks to delicate snowflake designs on top. To create them, see the Editor's Note at the end of the recipe. —Pattie Prescott, Manchester, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 323 calories, 20 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour. Press dough into a greased 9-in. square baking pan.
  2. Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into nine squares; dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 9 cookies.
Editor’s Note:We used craft store paper stencils for our snowflakes. To make the white cookie, just tap confectioners' sugar over the stencil through a fine-mesh sieve. To make blue snowflake, dip a small artist's brush in Luster Dust and paint in the stencil opening with a stippling motion.
Originally published as Shortbread Cookies in Taste of Home November 2011, p59

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 323 calories, 20 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2014

"I first made these cookies more than 50 years ago when I got the recipe from my friend's grandmother. These days I substitute solid shortening for half of the butter and add a bit of vanilla extract; the cookies hold together better and their flavor isn't compromised. I also use tiny cookie cutters, making these one-bite wonders."

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

"catlady 56, did you read the Editor's note?

Simple..just read! Great recipe!"

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

"I really liked this shortbread. I did add a touch of vanilla to the batch. It was quick and simple to make. I did find them a bit too thick, for my taste. Thanks for the recipe. My cup of tea and shortbread is waiting for me:)"

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2013

"We love these cookies! My daughter and her cousins love to use food coloring pens to decorate these cookies. They are yummy and last well."

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"Why didn't you tell us how to make the design. That is the reason I looked at the recipe. There are lots of short bread recipes, you attracted me with the design then you say dust with powder sugar? Bait and switch."

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