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Holiday Shortbread Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Makes

5 dozen

This special Christmas treat came to me from Scotland through a relative. I compared this recipe with one a friend makes, since her husband is of Scottish descent, and found this shortbread to be quite authentic. —Erma Hiltpold, Kerrville, Texas
Holiday Shortbread Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cold butter, cubed

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Pat into an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Prick all over with a fork.
  2. Bake at 325° for 35 minutes or until center is set. Cool for 10-15 minutes. Cut into small squares. Continue to cool to room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 105 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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