I got this recipe from the Food TV website after seeing the cookies made by the Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Garten. It's been my go-to recipe for Shortbread Cutouts for years now, and I was surprised to see that it was not already posted on the Zaar. It's the first recipe for Cutout cookies that rolled, cut and baked with ease for me, just as shown on TV! Not only does it make great holiday Shortbread cutouts, it's the perfect recipe to roll thin and sandwich with your favorite jam, or my personal favorite, cutout using a Kaiser-brand, wavy-edged Square Cookie Cutter and place an After Eight-brand Thin Chocolate Mint between 2 cookies, immediately after removing them from your baking sheet! No matter what shape you make or how you embellish, you will always receive Two Thumbs Up from anyone who tries them!