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Butter Shorts

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Ingredients
  Butter 1⁄4 Pound
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Superfine sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Dredging)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 300°F.

MAKING
2. Take 2 cookie sheets and grease with butter.
3. Using a wooden spoon, cream in butter.
4. Mix in sugar and cream to a fluffy, pale mixture.
5. Add sifted flour and using fingertips, knead gently to prepare a ball.
6. Transfer to a mildly floured surface and roll into a thickness of 1/8 inch.
7. With a 2.5 to 2.75 inch fluted, round pastry cutter, cut the cookies.
8. Using small metal spatula, transfer to cookies sheets, keeping 1 inch space between.
9. Using a fork, make two pricks on each of the cookie.
10. Place on or just above center shelf and bake till cookies get a faintly brown tint.
11. Take out, transfer to a wire rack and cool.
12. Dust cookies with superfine sugar and store in airtight container.

SERVING
13. Serve as desired with a cup of hot coffee/tea.

TIPS
The cookies remain unspoiled for 10 days.

Recipe Summary

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

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