Who says shortbread has to be sweet and only available at Christmas? These little appetizers from Company's Coming Gifts from the Kitchen have the same melt-in-your-mouth texture as your favourite holiday cookies, but a "mellow, buttery flavour with a hint of an Italian taste" that make them great for parties and gatherings any time of year.
- Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix until dough can be kneaded into a ball.
- Shape into 2 rolls about 1-1/2 inches in diameter.
- Cut into 1/4-inch slices and arrange on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Sprinkle with paprika, if desired, and bake at 375F for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.