Simple Shortbread

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Ready In:
18 shortbreads




  • Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Blend in vanilla.
  • Add 2 cups flour, 1 cup at a time.
  • Roll out on floured surface; cut into 2 inch squares.
  • Put on ungreased cookie sheet; prick the tops with a fork.
  • Bake at 325* for 25 minutes or until top is very light brown.

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  1. dayla
    Simply put, Fantastic. These were so easy and wonderful. I didn't roll them out but instead made little button like cookies and the kids loved them, probably because I let them have more than I normaly would. I will make these again for sure. Thank you for sharing.
  2. Dana Mae
    These were so simple to make but tasted great. Next time I'd chill the dough a while to make the dough easier to handle.
  3. judithmoran
    These cookies were delicious! I halfed the recipe as I just wanted a small amount of goodies in the house and that worked great. Obviously I rolled them too thin as my yield was about 18 cookies, but not to worry, they still were perfect shortbread consistency. They kept well in a ziploc until the last bite!
  4. Amanda Beth
    To quote my oldest son, "Man, we hit the jackpot with these cookies!" They are delicious. I doubled the recipe. I did not see anywhere about how thick to roll, so I just eyeballed it to the thickness of the store bought kind. My DH's favorite cookie. I can't wait for him to try them! Thanks for a great, easy recipe that will be repeated many times.
  5. Fofi4667
    This was fantastic.. I also chilled the dough before rolling and I had no problems at all. The only thing I might change is to add some salt to the recipe next time to improve on the flavour. Thanks!


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