Holiday Shortbread

Recipe Rating:
 1 Rating
Serves: 16 cookies
Prep Time:
Cook Time:


1 c (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 c granulated sugar
2 1/4 c all purpose flour
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg white
1/2 c sliced almonds
1/4 c red and / or green tinted sugar

The Cook

Melissa Williamson Recipe
Cooked to Perfection
Macon, GA (pop. 91,351)
Member Since Aug 2011
Melissa's notes for this recipe:
My family and friends loves my shortbread and I make them for Christmas and it is so easy to make shortbread and it is so delicious to dip in coffee or milk. We love it!!
Make it Your Way...

Personalize This


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13 × 9-inch baking pan.

Combine butter and granulated sugar in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer set at low speed until creamy.

Add flour to butter mixture and mix well. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla extract. Spread in prepared baking pan.

Beat egg white in a small bowl until foamy. Spread on top of dough with a pastry brush. Sprinkle the almonds and tinted sugar on top.

Bake until lightly browned, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares.

About this Recipe


1-5 of 6 comments

Showing OLDEST First
(Switch to Newest First)
user Stephanie Dodd skeen - Nov 10, 2011
Oh yum yum!!!
user Melissa Williamson georgiagirl48 - Nov 10, 2011
Thanks, Stephanie.
user Eve Anderson(AKA-POETGRL) mumm6 - Nov 10, 2011
Another Yummy One, Thank You.
user Eve Anderson(AKA-POETGRL) mumm6 - Nov 10, 2011
Eve Anderson [mumm6] has shared this recipe with discussion groups:
Just Christmas!
Toddler And Kid Friendly Recipes
user Melissa Williamson georgiagirl48 - Nov 10, 2011
You welcome, Eve. Thanks.

Gift Membership