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Shortbread Cookies

shortbread cookies Dessert
Shortbread Cookies
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 24

Serve these meltingly tender, buttery cookies plain, or dip the edges in melted chocolate. MORE+ LESS-

Updated November 29, 2018
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

3/4
cup butter, softened
5
tablespoons sugar
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir butter and 4 tablespoons of the sugar until well mixed. Stir in flour. (If dough is crumbly, mix in 1 to 2 tablespoons more softened butter.)
  • 2
    Roll dough on lightly floured surface until 1/2 inch thick; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Cut into small shapes with knife or use cookie cutters. On ungreased cookie sheets, place shapes 1/2 inch apart.
  • 3
    Bake about 20 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

Expert Tips

  • Make dough as directed. On ungreased cookie sheet, pat dough into 8-inch round. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake 20 to 24 minutes or until set. Cool 10 minutes on cookie sheet on cooling rack. Using sharp knife, cut into 24 wedges.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries, cranberries or blueberries with the flour.
  • Stir in 3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger with the flour.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachio nuts or silvered almonds, toasted if desired, with the flour.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup toffee bits with the flour.
  • Heat 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon oil until mixture can be stirred smooth. Dip cookies; wipe excess on edge on bowl. Place on waxed paper to set.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
45mg
2%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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