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Sweet Scotch Shortbread

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), sifted
  Unsifted flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sweet butter 1⁄2 Pound
  Granulated sugar 1 Teaspoon (For Sprinkling)
Directions

Combine both of the flours and sugar in a bowl.
Slice the cold butter into the flour mixture.
Mix with your fingertips to coarse crumbs.
Then work the dough until smooth and well blended by kneading with your hands.
Divide the dough in half.
Press into two 8-inch round cake pans.
Use a small spatula to smooth the tops.
Prick the entire surface with a fork (as you would for a pastry shell).
Bake in a 300° oven for 45 minutes, or until faintly colored.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle the tops lightly with granulated sugar.
Cool on racks for 10 minutes, then cut each shortbread into 16 wedges.
Cool completely, then cover tightly for storing.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Party

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