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Holiday Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Holiday Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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. —Erma Hiltpold, Kerrville, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD: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 15x10x1-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.