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Pixie Dust Cookies

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
    about 3-1/2 dozen


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


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Gradually beat in flour (dough will be crumbly). Shape into a ball.
  • 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.
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  • Kristen
    Apr 26, 2020

    These are very tasty, my family loved them. I rolled the dough into balls and then made small squares on a cookie sheet. I sprinkled them with powdered sugar when cool. They are great shortbread cookie bites!

  • Gretchen
    Apr 10, 2020

    These did not work at all. I made them tonight and the dough was very wet and the cookie dough could not be cut with a cutter. So then I scooped them and I baked them and they fell apart after baking. Is something missing from the recipe listed? Idk, I am a baker and I could not get these to work:(.