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Best Shortbread Cookies

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Ingredients
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cream together the butter and sugar, then add vanilla and blend until light and fluffy.
Stir in flour until well-mixed.
Place dough on a floured surface and knead until smooth (do not overwork).
Place dough in refrigerator until chilled.
Remove a small portion of dough at atime so the rest will remain chilled.
Roll the dough to 1/4" thickness and cut with cookie cutters.
Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are light brown.
Remove cookies to a flat surface to cool.
Sprinkle cinnamon/sugar or colored sugars on top of cookies before baking, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Butter
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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