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Rich & Rustic Shortbread Cookies

Posted by amproehl (1)
Category: Desserts
Subcategory: cookies


Recipe Details:

3 sticks (~3/4 lb.) softened butter
1 cup confectioner's sugar
3 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup granulated sugar

-- cream the butter and confectioners sugar together in a large mixing bowl
-- sift flour and salt together
-- add to creamed mixture,
-- add vanilla
-- blend thoroughly
-- gather dough into a ball, cover and chill 4-6 hrs
-- cut out cookies, sprinkle tops with the granulated sugar
-- place on un-greased cookie sheet and refridgerate for another 45 minutes before baking

Note: you can shorten prep time by putting the dough into a baking pan and cooling once (freezer/firdge combo works)and then baking the cookies in the pan and cutting them into bars after(cooking time will go up a bit).

-- Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
-- Bake for 20 minutes or until slightly brown

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