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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Shortbread Cookies

Mmmm....shortbread and chocolate for Valentine's Day! Need I say more?

Shortbread Cookies

1 cup butter (no substitutes)
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in flour by hand until the dough is smooth. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire cooling racks.
For chocolate dipped shortbread cookies, melt 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of shortening over a double boiler, stirring frequently until smooth. Dip one half of each cookie into the chocolate. Place onto cooling racks until set.


teresa said...

Oh man, those cookies look yummy! Made me very hungry for shortbread cookies! Thanks for the recipe!

Barb said...

Not only beautiful to look at, but makes me very hungry. Thank you for the recipe, I like the (no substitute) for the butter notation ;>)!!

quiltingnana said...

mmmmm can almost taste them

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