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shortbread butter cookies

a recipe by
Cindy DeRouen
Eunice, LA

These cookies get eaten up so fast during Christmas. They're so incredibly rich I only make them during the holiday season. I look forward to them every year. If I show up at a family gathering without them, they're asking for them. So now, I always make them.

serves 10 people
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For shortbread butter cookies

  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange juice, fresh
  • 1 Tbsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp

How To Make shortbread butter cookies

  • 1
    In large bowl, mix all cookie ingredients until well mixed. Divide dough into 2 halves and cover with saran wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (overnight is preferred). On lightly floured surface, roll out dough, cut out cookies. Place 1 inch apart and bake for 6-10 minutes in 400 degree oven. Cool completely then frost according to your desired taste.