Shortbread Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar, unsifted
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour, unsifted
  1. Cream the butter until pale yellow, then add the powdered sugar and cream until mixed. Add vanilla and cream to combine.
  2. Work in the flour, kneading the dough on a board until smooth. Spray a ceramic shortbread cookie pan with cooking spray and then press the dough into the pan.
  3. Prick the entire cookie with a fork and bak at 325 degrees until lightly golden brown, about 30-35 minutes.
  4. Let cool exactly 10 minutes in the pan, then loosen edges with a butter knife and invert onto a cutting board. If you wish to cut the shortbread along the cookie lines, do it while still warm - if you try to cut it after it's cooled it will crumble.
  5. Cool ceramic pan completely before washing.
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