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Rich Shortbread Biscuits

Ingredients
  Plain flour 225 Gram
  Powdered sugar 115 Gram
  Butter 170 Gram (or margarine)
  Vanilla essence 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
Directions

1. Sieve the flour.
2. Cream the margarine and sugar very well until light and creamy.
3. Add the vanilla essence and sieved flour and a pinch of salt. Gradually go on mixing till it forms into a soft dough.
4. Turn the mixture on to a floured board and roll out to about 6 mm. (J") thickness.
5. Stamp into crescents or rounds and put them on a greased baking tin.
6. Bake in a hot oven at 400 °F. for 15 minutes.
7. Cool the biscuits on a tray and then remove.
Variations: (a) Put small pieces of glace cherry or strips of green peel on the top of the biscuits before baking.
(b) Before baking, brush the biscuits with egg-whites or water and cover with coarsely chopped blanched almond or with powdered cashewnut. Sprinkle sugar on top and bake.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Interest: 
Everyday, Kids

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