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Shortbread Cookies

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Looking for some super easy cookies to make, these Shortbread Cookies may be whipped up in no time. Moreover, the ingredients that take to make this Shortbread Cookies are readily available in your kitchen cabinet, so why not just give it a try!
Ingredients
  Sweet butter 1⁄2 Pound (At Room Temperature)
  Sifted confectioners' sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg yolk 1
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Brandy 1 Tablespoon
  Flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), sifted, then measured
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Walnuts/Almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Cloves 48
  Confectioners sugar 2 Tablespoon (Additional)
Directions

Beat butter with electric mixer until very light and fluffy.
Sift sugar into butter; cream.
Add egg yolk, vanilla, and brandy.
Sift flour and baking powder together.
Add nuts, then flour mixture to creamed mixture; stir to form soft dough.
Knead lightly; chill several hours.
Form dough into balls; use rounded teaspoon of dough for each cookie.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart; place whole clove in each cookie.
Bake at 350°F 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown.
Roll cookies in powdered sugar while still hot.
Cool; store in airtight container.
Be careful handling these cookies; they are very delicate.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3587 Calories from Fat 1952

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 224 g344.2%

Saturated Fat 121.5 g607.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 672.8 mg224.3%

Sodium 327.2 mg13.6%

Total Carbohydrates 347 g115.7%

Dietary Fiber 17 g67.9%

Sugars 89.7 g

Protein 47 g94.7%

Vitamin A 117.9% Vitamin C 19.8%

Calcium 39.6% Iron 99.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Shortbread Cookies Recipe