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Shortbread Cookies


Chef/owner Barbara O’Hara,
Dessert Sinsations Café

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without these buttery classics. Once cool, gather the family around to decorate with melted chocolate or icing to your liking.

Ingredients
1 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Method
1. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Beat in egg.
3. Combine and add flour, salt and vanilla.
4. Chill dough 3-4 hrs before rolling.
5. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
6. On a lightly floured surface roll out dough to 1/4″ thickness.
7. Cut shapes using cookie cutters and place on non-stick baking sheet.
8. Bake approx 8-10 mins.
9. Cool 1 hr before decorating. Allow cookies to stand to set icing.

Yield 2 dozen

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