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Another fabulous French Tart recipe! Christmas isnt Christmas without shortbread as far as my father is concerned so I decided to give him the home made option this year. Like Queen Dana I was concerned that the mixture was too crumbly, but they cook beautifully and taste fantastic. I love that they are so simple and use ingredients I always have on hand. I made 2 batches and added some brandy to one. I froze the other for use later on and it thawed without a problem. Thanks for another great post!

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chocciemoo December 18, 2009

These were wonderful. I love baking & I decided to make these to try something new...plus we always have these ingredients in the house. I sprinkled cinnamon as well as sugar on them... Everyone who has tried them loved them. Looking forward to making more.

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Kimberly See December 03, 2009

These turned out really well. I was very concerned at first because I did have some difficulty getting the dough to stick together well enough to roll out and cut. I was worried that the cookies would be crumbly when done, but they weren't at all! The cookies have good flavor and texture. I made a second batch adding lemon zest and that worked well too.

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Queen Dana November 14, 2008

Could anyone help me? I want make shortbread as a gift. Could different flavours be added to this recipe, like chocolate chips? Don't want to make different doughs..

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n91ikki December 07, 2015

This is my Grammie's recipe and my entire family LOVES them. Her tip...clean counter, butter knife and the heat of your hand. Using 4 cookie cutters in the shape of a Heart, Diamond, Club and Spade - you make one cookie at a time (bit of a process but worth it) , put "crumble" looking dough on counter and shape to 1/4 inch with your hand and the bread knife. Cut the cookie and keep going. The heat of your hand helps melt everything together!! So delicious!

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Geri H. December 04, 2015

Excellent and easy recipe! Just put the caster sugar on them! Also great way to procrastinate revision for your A levels... Whoops... :')

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Anonymous May 22, 2015

This was my first attempt at making shortbread, I stumbled on this recipe and the good reviews so thought I'd try it. It took a lot of elbow grease to make the crumbs into a soft dough, it was like a workout but worth the effort. I opted to make the fingers. I found they needed quite a bit longer cooking time even though I used a fan oven. When I took them out and cut them they were still a little under-baked so I popped them back in for a few more minutes (even with the sugar on). I have to say they were delicious, lovely texture, better than any shop bought one I've tried. Nice and chunky, very robust and looked awesome. I have posted a picture. I would change nothing about this recipe, so simple and a first for me, success! Happy baking......

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Charmerro May 29, 2014

My first attempt at homemade shortbread with great results! Didn't have caster/superfine sugar on hand so whirled some regular sugar in the grinder. Topped with a bit of turbinado sugar for looks. Yum!

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sleepigrl January 10, 2011

Karen, what a fabulous cookie! I was going to zmail you and ask you if that was the ever elusive white heather! I make these cookies quite often, as my next door neighbor is Scottish. So rich, not for every day, but any special event is always a wonderful time to have these. Thanks so much! Made for KK's "24 Days of Cookies".

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FLUFFSTER December 12, 2010
Traditional Rich Scottish Shortbread Biscuits - Cookies