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    Shortbread Cookies

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    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    ciao's Note:

    This is my mom's tried and true shortbread recipe. She got it from my grandmother. We make these every Christmas, and look forward to them every year.

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    1. 1
      Sift flour and baking powder together in a small bowl.
    2. 2
      Cream butter, add sugar slowly, mixing well.
    3. 3
      Mix in egg and lemon zest.
    4. 4
      Add flour/baking powder mixture, mix in well.
    5. 5
      Shape into balls about the size of a golf ball, place on pan, flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass.
    6. 6
      Bake at 300° for 15-20 minutes, just until a bit golden on the edges.
    7. 7
      These last well if kept in a tightly covered container, and actually taste even better after a day or two as the flavors develop.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 05, 2005


      Great cookies! I added a couple of more tablespoons of sugar; the recipe amount wasn't enough for me. I added a tsp of vanilla instead of the lemon & they were great! My husband loves shortbread & kept on asking for more!

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    • on December 01, 2005


      These cookies are definitely good. I did not have any lemon rind, so I just left it out. I added a thumb print of strawberry jam in the middle of each one, and they turned out great. Recipe says it makes 48-60, but I only got about 25? Will still make again! Thanks

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    • on August 11, 2005

      Seems 325 at 20-25 minutes is better. Guess it depends on oven!

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    Nutritional Facts for Shortbread Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (629 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 62.4
    Calories from Fat 35
    Total Fat 3.9 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 14.5 mg
    Sodium 32.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 2.1 g
    Protein 0.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    lemon zest

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