Shortbread Cookies

by Hayley Poole

-- Kids Party Food --


5/8 cup granulated sugar
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
2 cups all-purpose flour


1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
food coloring

1 Cream the butter and sugar until smooth.
2 Add flour and mix to combine well.
3 Cover and chill until firm enough to roll out.
4 Roll out on a lightly floured cutting board and cut out using lightly floured cookie cutters.
5 Bake at 350°F on baking sheets until pale golden in color, about 10 minutes.
6 Remove to racks to cool completely.
7 Mix icing together and tint as desired and chill slightly.
8 When cookies are cooled, ice cookies as desired.

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