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Tried this several days ago and made a couple of small changes. It seemed a bit dry, so I added a couple of teaspoons of vanilla. I was waiting for the "clay" like texture, but it seemed more like sand to me. Also used vanilla sugar for the topping. Had to cook it about 10 minutes extra until it was lightly browned. . I will be making this again and again. Love the taste and the simplicity. Thanks for posting this.

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maggiemflynn June 17, 2015

Great recipe, I love it! Another thing we do is chill the dough, roll into the balls, then put the balls on the pan and make "Thumbprint cookies" (You've probably made or at least seen them before), by pushing your thumb down on the dough. Then you can put chocolate, caramel, jam, custard, etc. before you bake them. They are fantastic!

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Anonymous May 21, 2015

Hey, I still have my 1980's Betty Crocker cookbook, and I use it now and again. On a visit to Scotland we had wonderful shortbread, and when they cover it with a layer of caramel and a layer of chocolate it is called "Millionaire shortbread." I should have brought a lifetime supply of it home!

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Splicketylick May 10, 2015

This recipe is DELICIOUS! I used the roll and press with a glass method, pricked each of the cookies three times with a fork, and they turned out perfect. The only thing I changed to the ingredients was the fact that I added about a teaspoon of Nielsen Massey Madagascar bourbon vanilla to the dough after creaming the butter and sugar. I also let the pressed cookies sit in the freezer for about 5 minutes on the cookie sheet prior to baking, in hopes that I'd get more flake/rise out of the cold butter. Awesome recipe!

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sandy_seashell July 18, 2013

Great, easy recipe! I added a little almond flavoring to mine and used chocolate chips as suggested. Easy to cut, take out of pan, and they did not fall apart!

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Laura J. December 17, 2014

Easy, tasty, excellent recipe. The only change I made was to add some orange grind for a hint of orange taste.

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tinaki99 July 18, 2014

This is a great, simple, and quick recipe. the flavor is light, plain, and crisp; better than store bought. I served this with homemade lemon curd and it was perfect. I hate chilling and rolling out dough so this is a perfect way to make shortbread without those steps.

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Nedra D. January 04, 2016

I've made this cookies 2x times now, the first batch I reduced the flour to 1 cup oatmeal + 1 cup flour plus a couple of spoon full of coconut flakes they were amazing. The second time i baked it I followed the recipe to a T and it turned out too dry. I'm baking them again tonight and I will try to lessen the flour and make it a thumb cookie.

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Vinney P. November 14, 2015

I just made a batch of these and I love them I sprinkle some cinnamon on half of them I'll definitely keep this recipe

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William P. October 04, 2015

I found these to be quite dry, not buttery or sweet enough at all.

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Anonymous May 26, 2015
Super-Easy Shortbread (3 Ingredients)