Shortbread Cookies

by Hayley Poole
(England)

This is a great recipe for a party. It has a really good buttery flavor and the kids will love them.

I make a double batch for Christmas parties and everyone really likes them.

Ingredients:
COOKIE:

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

ICING:

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, put the icing on the cookies as desired.

These are always a hit at any party I host.

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Nov 18, 2017
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Great Recipe
by: Robin

This sounds like a great recipe. I will have to make them.

Decorating them would be fun for the kids and could be used as a craft activity at the party. If you put them in plastic wrap they could take them home in their gift bags.

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