Lennie's Special Shortbread

Recipe by Lennie
READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 4-5 dozen




  • Chop cold butter into chunks.
  • In cuisinart fitted with metal blade, process butter with icing sugar until well creamed, about one minute; you may have to scrape down the sides.
  • Add remaining ingredients and process with several on/off turns, just until dough is well mixed and begins to gather together in a ball around the blade.
  • What I do now is wrap this dough in wax paper and put it in the fridge, and make up a second batch with the remaining 1/2 pound of butter (1 cup butter= 1/2 pound); I then put that dough in the fridge and proceed with the first batch I made.
  • Raw dough keeps well in the fridge for several days.
  • Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into small balls.
  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet (shiny is best) and flatten, using a fork dipped in icing sugar, cookie press dipped in icing sugar, or a cherry or nut (halved).
  • I often put coloured sprinkles or coloured sugars on top of cookies before baking.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, watching carefully; edges should be very lightly browned.
  • Yield: 40-50 cookies.