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Cream Cheese Shortbread Recipe
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Cream Cheese Shortbread

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"A shortbread I created for strawberry shortcake or even peach shortcake. The size and shape of these are really up to you. Baking time can vary; you are looking for a golden brown top."

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Original recipe makes 9 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar, and baking powder together in a large bowl. Cut cold butter pieces into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Fold cream cheese into butter mixture.
  3. Stir a small amount of the 3/4 cup milk into cream cheese mixture, continuing to add milk until the dough is sticky. Turn the dough out onto a work surface and knead until the dough is soft, 1 to 5 minutes.
  4. Roll or cut dough into desired shape and arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Brush 1 tablespoon milk over the top of the dough.
  5. Bake shortbread in the preheated oven until golden brown and fragrant, 15 to 25 minutes.
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Jul 30, 2014

I had trouble with the dough being too sticky even though I tried to use a small amount of the milk. I tried refrigerating the dough. I ended up rolling the dough between two sheets of waxed paper sprinkled with powdered sugar. When I baked the shortbread, even though I used parchment paper the bottom was very brown. After tasting the shortbread, it was like a biscuit.

Jul 14, 2014

This is a cross between a shortBREAD COOKIE and a shortCAKE BISCUIT. I would have assumed this were a cookie recipe had it not been for the other review and the description mentioning "for strawberry shortcake or even peach shortcake." So I made this for strawberry shortcakes. The dough was so wet and sticky to work with that I just dropped it onto the bakesheet and formed it into circles. Cooked up to little puffed, cakey cookies and tasted fine as well, but I think I'll stick with my usual shortbread recipe for cookies and usual biscuit recipe for shortcakes. Thanks for the try.


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  • Calories
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 17.7 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 194 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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