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Basic Butter Shortbread Recipe

User Rating 5 Star Rating (6 Reviews)


Photo: Diana Rattray
These wonderful buttery shortbread cookies are flavored with a little vanilla.


  • 8 ounces butter (2 sticks), room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine all ingredients; use hands to knead until ingredients are blended. Press into ungreased pans (or chill and roll out to about 1/2-inch on a floured board and cut into shapes). Bake at 325° for about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Cut into wedges while warm or break apart.





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 5 out of 5
, Member abchinesefood

These were excellent my family gobbled them down! My cookie making skills are a little rusty, so I accidentally overcooked the first batch by rolling the dough out too thin. But the rest were perfect, rolled out to 1/2-inch thickness and baked for 18 19 minutes.

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