Laura Broyles Recipe

Real Deal Irish Shortbread Cookies

By Laura Broyles lbroyles

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Laura's Story

I was given this recipe many years ago by a little old Irish woman I know. It far surpasses any other shortbread I have ever eaten, even after a trip to Ireland! Melt in your mouth delicious!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Oh how I loved the buttery taste of this shortbread. These shortbread cookies will be a real treat for a mid afternoon pick me up with a cup of tea.

We used a 10x3 pan and had to bake these treats for about for 25 minutes.


3 c
1 1/2 c
1 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
2 1/2 c
butter (5 sticks), room temperature (use real thing for true taste!)

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix all ingredients together to form a soft ball.
Roll into small balls and press with down with a fork. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Or the dough may be pressed into a pan and then after baking sliced into bars or triangles.
Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for about 12 min. Shortbread should not brown, but just begin to slightly loose the whiteness.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish

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Candace Lane Casemanager
Jan 2, 2015
Excellent shortbread! Family tested and approved!
Candace Lane Casemanager
Jan 2, 2015
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Sea Sun Seasun
Mar 17, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Jane Hughes HappyLittleFatLady
Mar 15, 2014
Oh my, this is so good. Thanks. I love real shortbread and this certainly is.
Norene G. NoreneGee
Mar 13, 2014
Responding to the "Test Kitchen, comment - You used a 10 x 3 pan? Really?