Panera Bread Buttery Shortbread Cookies

Recipe Rating:
 8 Ratings
Serves: makes about 3 dozen -depends on how big you cut them.
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 c real butter, room temperature
2 c cake flour
3/4 c powdered sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla

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Pat Duran Recipe
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Las Vegas, NV (pop. 583,756)
Member Since Aug 2011
Pat's notes for this recipe:
This is a copycat recipe of delicious buttery cookies that taste just like Panera's.These cookie will melt in your mouth and are very addicting, so good, you won't be able to eat just one- I have been known to horde these.
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Combine all ingredients; use hands to knead until ingredients are blended. Press dough into parchment paper covered 9x13 inch pan to about 1/4 inch thickness.(you may want to grease the pan slightly so the parchment paper does not slide around as you press the dough to 1/4 inch thickness) .
Before baking mark rectangle cookie lines with knife to make them look more authentic Panera shortbread cookie look .
Bake at 325^ for about 20 minutes check after 15 minutes, or until light and not browned. Don't over bake. Cut into cookie squares when cool.
Martha Martin suggests you roll out the dough and use cookie cutters of holiday shapes to make your cookies..Great idea Martha!

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user Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) KimmiK - Feb 17, 2012
Ooooooooooooohhh! I absolutely love those! Thanks!
user c g coffeecup - Feb 20, 2012
these are easy and tender and oh so good. it would be nice for a beginner baker. i will be making these quite often
user Kelly Steeples reereeme - Mar 14, 2013
I just made these and my sister and nephews loved them!!!!!!!!

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