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    Shortbread Cookies

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    LuuvBunny's Note:

    This recipe came from a 1960's calendar my mom has. She would make these every Christmas for me. Now I make them every year. They melt in your mouth. Not sure on the exact yield, it depends on what size cookie cutters you use.

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    1. 1
      Cream butter & add sugar gradually.
    2. 2
      Mix in almond flavoring.
    3. 3
      Cream thoroughly.
    4. 4
      Add flour 1/4 cup at a time.
    5. 5
      Mix well.
    6. 6
      Divide dough into several portions.
    7. 7
      Flatten one portion at a time on lightly floured surface with hands.
    8. 8
      Roll out smooth with lightly floured rolling pin.
    9. 9
      Cut into desired shapes & place on ungreased cookie sheets.
    10. 10
      Bake at 325°F for 10-15 minutes until golden brown around edges.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 23, 2005


      This was my first time making shortbread cookies, and they turned out so good! So easy too! Thanks!

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    • on December 13, 2013


      Tried this recipe for some fun with my Grandson, since he was off school today sick. I had a really hard time rolling it out. It crumbled, I managed to make 2 gingerbread man, 1 moon, and 2 house's and trashed the rest. Sorry not sure what or why it didn't work.

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    • on February 03, 2013


      I used this recipe to make 201237, Decorated Cut-Out Cookies without Frosting, and it turned out great! The dough was easy to work with. I found the amount of almond extract to be too much because I'm not a fan of it, but others who tried the cookies thought they tasted yummy. Next time, I will likely either halve the amount of almond extract and top up with vanilla extract, or I'll just use all vanilla.

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    Nutritional Facts for Shortbread Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (20 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 152.4
    Calories from Fat 84
    Total Fat 9.3 g
    Saturated Fat 5.8 g
    Cholesterol 24.4 mg
    Sodium 81.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 5.0 g
    Protein 1.5 g

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