Pixie Dust Cookies Recipe
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Pixie Dust Cookies Recipe

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These crisp and buttery cookies are based on a favorite Scottish shortbread recipe. They're just the right amount of sweet—and fun to decorate!—Peggy Goodrich, Enid, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:40 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 40 servings


  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Pearl dust


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Gradually beat in flour (dough will be crumbly). Shape into a ball.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, press dough to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 1-in. diamond-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with pearl dust. Bake 12-15 minutes or until firm. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Pixie Dust Cookies in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2016

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