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Monday, September 15, 2014

Shortbread Cookie Bites

 

It doesn't get any better or any easier than a simple shortbread cookie!

Shortbread Cookie Bites

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups flour
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add flour and continue to mix until mixture forms a soft dough (it will be crumbly at first, but keep mixing and it will form a dough). Form dough into a ball with your hands. Roll dough 1/4-inch thick on a surface dusted with flour with a well-dusted rolling pin. Cut into 1" squares (I use a pizza cutter) and place on prepared baking sheets prick centers with a fork (I use a small three prong seafood fork). Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until cookies are pale golden brown. Let cool on baking sheets.

If desired, melt 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips with 1/2 tablespoon shortening and pour into a shallow bowl or saucer; dip the bottom of each cookie into the melted chocolate, scraping off the excess.  Place cookie chocolate side up on parchment paper until chocolate is set. 

5 comments:

Needled Mom said...

They look delicious too.

Jean said...

They look yummy!

Barb said...

Might have to try these...looks good

Jackie said...

They look absolutely delicious!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Ummmm, one of my favorites. It's almost cool enough to bake again. Thanks for sharing.

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