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Holiday Shortbread Cookies Recipe
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Holiday Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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This special Christmas treat came to me from Scotland through a relative. I compared this recipe with one a friend makes, since her husband is of Scottish descent, and found this shortbread to be quite authentic.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 60 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cold butter, cubed

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Pat into an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Prick all over with a fork.
  2. Bake at 325° for 35 minutes or until center is set. Cool for 10-15 minutes. Cut into small squares. Continue to cool to room temperature. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Holiday Shortbread Cookies in Reminisce Extra December 1993, p51

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Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

My Irish and Scottish friends were amazed at how they were just right. Not too hard and not too soft .Absolutely authentic!

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

I add white chocolate chips and dried cranberries. Delish!!!

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

My 10 year old made these as a gift for a friend. Drizzled a little melted chocolate on the top. They were very good!

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