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Scotch Shortbread

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  Sifted regular all purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Double acting baking powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Soft butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Confectioners sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

1. Sift flour with baking powder and salt.
2. Mix butter with sugar until very light and fluffy. Mix in flour mixture. Refrigerate until firm enough to handle easily.
3. Start heatiing oven to 350°F.
4. On lightly-floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into diamonds, squares, triangles, etc. Place, 1 inch apart, on ungreased cookie sheet. Or pat chilled dough into 9-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with a cinnamon-and-sugar mixture, if desired.
5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until done.
6. If baked in pan, cut into desired shapes while still warm. Remove to wire racks to cool. Makes about 2Yi dozen.
Walnut shortbread: Substitute 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed, for confectioners' sugar. Add 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts. Decorate cookies with walnut halves or candied cherries. Bake at 300°F. 20 to 25 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2778 Calories from Fat 1639

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 187 g287%

Saturated Fat 117 g585%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 488.1 mg162.7%

Sodium 613.1 mg25.5%

Total Carbohydrates 251 g83.7%

Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27%

Sugars 58.8 g

Protein 28 g55.5%

Vitamin A 113.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 18.4% Iron 65.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Scotch Shortbread Recipe