Basic Shortbread Cookies

Basic Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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Carol Winikoff


This is a recipe my grandmother, God rest her soul, used to make while my sisters and I were growing up. The result was melt-in-your mouth delicious cookies (usually Christmas designs).


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15 Min
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  • 4 c
  • 1 lb
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    icing (powdered) sugar

How to Make Basic Shortbread Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Knead and squeeze dough until it is good and pliable.
  3. Roll out and cut into shapes (or cheat and use a cookie press)
  4. Bake at 300 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Let cool and enjoy.

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