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Shortbread


Shortbread
Recipe By: Navid

Main Ingredients:

All-purpose Flour: 1 cup, sifted
Brown Sugar: 1/4 cup
Butter: 1/2 cup (add more if required)


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Cream the butter and sugar gradually.

3. Stir in flour.

4. Gradually knead and roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.

5. Cut in fancy shapes and place them 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.

6. Bake cookies for about 10-12 min or till slightly browned.

7. Cool them on wire racks.



Published on December 7, 2007
Last edited on November 30, 2008:Amount of butter was changed

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Servings
 
28
Easiness
 
Intermediate
Prep Time
 
20 min
Cook Time
 
10 min
Ready in
 
30 min
Recipe by
 
Comments
 
16 Ratings
 
Average rating: 3.45

Nutrition Facts
% Daily Value

Calories
  53
Fat  3.3 g
5 %

Fiber  0.1 g
0 %

Vitamin A
Vitamin C
2 %
0 %
  Calcium
  Iron
0 %
1 %
Complete Nutrition Facts


Shortbread

Shortbread


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Comments: 11

Dusty, Guest from: Earth2008 Apr 26
I DOESNT WORK!!!!! it was extreamly powdery, we added 1 small egg and 1 tablespoon of milk to get it to stick ONLY a bit!

Navid, Member2008 Apr 30
You can add more butter if it's dry.

Horseluv, Guest from: Canada2008 May 03
I think that there might be to much flour, but I also think you should try a small egg and some milk. :) Good luck!

Hiie, Guest2008 Sep 05
you can add some water if its too dry, i add some too!

Asma, Guest from: Alger2008 Oct 12
I think that there might be to much flour, but I also think you should try a small egg and some milk. :) Good luck!

Mr. Bake, Guest from: Canada2008 Nov 24
it is very powdery i;ve never made this stuff before WHAT DO I DO !!!!!!

Navid, Member2008 Nov 24
As mentioned in the recipe, add more butter if needed.

Kathy, Guest from: Canada2008 Nov 29
Average rating: 2
Most traditional shortbread recipes have the proportions of 1:2:4 for sugar, butter, flour.rnSo usually it's 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 cups butter, 4 cups flour. Add LOTS more butter to make this recipe work!

David Wilde, Guest2008 Nov 30
What ever happened to adding cornstarch?? * 1/2 cup cornstarch * 1/2 cup icing sugar * 1 cup flour * 3/4 cup butter, softenendmake sure the butter is at room temperature! Use margerine for much smoother texture, I mix half marg half butter for nicer flavour n texture mix. The secret is out!

Laura, Guest from: Ottawa, Canada2008 Dec 13
Average rating: 3
Kathy: this recipe has those proportions, exactly, which makes it perfectly traditional.In my experience, shortbread can't be rolled, but is pressed into a pan. (It can have cornstarch, but never eggs.) Yes, it's a dry, powdery mix -- but it's supposed to be. Don't try to make cookies out of them. Make squares, and it'll work!

Annie, Guest2011 Jan 15
Average rating: 4
The recipe will work better if you but a portion of the butter in the microwave. Melt it until it's watery.

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