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    Shortbread Cookies

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    Lorrie in Montreal's Note:

    An heirloom recipe passed down from my Mother...I make them every Christmas no matter what!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Stir the softened butter and sugar together until well mixed.
    2. 2
      Add in the flour a cup at a time; you may have to knead in the last cup but don't over mix the dough.
    3. 3
      At this point I separate the dough roll into 3 logs about 2 inches in diameter and chill them slightly.
    4. 4
      If you are real adventurous you can roll the dough out and use cookie cutters.
    5. 5
      Preheat oven to 350°.
    6. 6
      Once they are chilled enough to slice them, place the slices on an ungreased cookie sheet. You can make them thin or thick (I like them about an 1/8 of an inch), just bake until the underneath is slightly golden.
    7. 7
      They are nicest if you can hide them away for a couple of weeks in a tin, Mum always said they got *shorter* I think it meant richer and more buttery tasting.
    8. 8
      I only make these at Christmas and you can decorate them with sprinkles if you like before baking.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 18, 2007

      55

      These cookies were very tasty and easy to mix up. I would definitely caution though, to watch really carefully when they are in the oven until you figure out how long to leave your cookies in - otherwise you will have a batch of burnt ones. :( But the ones I didn't burn were great!! :) Thank you!

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    • on January 12, 2013

      This is the best shortbread recipe I have ever found! My dad just loves these cookies; I make them for him each time I visit.

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    • on December 21, 2010

      55

      These were so simple to make. I love them! They remind me of some Christmas cookies I made with my aunt when I was little. I used really cold butter which makes them easier to roll. I sliced mine about 1/4 inch thick and baked them for 8 minutes. They turned out perfect. I will definitely make them again, perhaps even before Christmas.

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    Nutritional Facts for Shortbread Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (95 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 634.4
     
    Calories from Fat 419
    66%
    Total Fat 46.6 g
    71%
    Saturated Fat 29.2 g
    146%
    Cholesterol 122.0 mg
    40%
    Sodium 7.4 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 47.7 g
    15%
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    6%
    Sugars 0.2 g
    0%
    Protein 6.9 g
    13%

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