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holiday shortbread

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Lisa Johnson
Macon, GA

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!!

★★★★★ 1
serves 16 cookies
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For holiday shortbread

  • 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

How To Make holiday shortbread

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13 × 9-inch baking pan.
  • 2
    Combine butter and granulated sugar in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer set at low speed until creamy.
  • 3
    Add flour to butter mixture and mix well. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla extract. Spread in prepared baking pan.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    Bake until lightly browned, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares.