Kittencal's Buttery Flaky Shortbread Pan Cookies

READY IN: 45mins




  • Set oven to 325°F (set oven rack to second-lowest position).
  • Prepare two (8-inch) round cake pans (can use 8 x8 -inch square pan also).
  • In a food processor blend the first 4 dry ingredients.
  • Add in the cold butter pieces, and blend for about 30 seconds or more to combine.
  • Mix in the chopped maraschino cherries or cranberries.
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the two pans, then press the dough in firmly.
  • Bake for about 30-35 minutes (longer for more crispy) or until baked through and pale golden (don't over bake!).
  • Cool the baked dough in pans for 10 minutes.
  • While the baked dough is still warm cut into small squares (or wedges if using a round pan) then cool completely.
  • Using a spatula transfer to a plate.
  • Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar if desired.
  • Delicious!