Shortbread Cutouts

Shortbread Cutouts

"I found this recipe in a magazine over 30 years ago and have made the cutouts for Christmas ever since. Four ingredients make them an oh-so-simple recipe to whip up during the hectic holidays."
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30 m servings
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Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar; gradually add flour. Divide dough in half.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with 2-in. to 3-in. cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.
  3. Bake at 300 degrees F for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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I am so glad I found this recipe! I originally found it in a christmas cookie recipe about 5 yrs ago and have given up on sugar cookie cutouts ever since. The dough can be tempermental depending...

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There is WAY too much flour in this recipe. It barely tastes like shortbread. I ended up adding another stick of creamed butter with 1/2 cup sugar to the dough to get it more to my liking (hea...

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There is WAY too much flour in this recipe. It barely tastes like shortbread. I ended up adding another stick of creamed butter with 1/2 cup sugar to the dough to get it more to my liking (hea...

I am so glad I found this recipe! I originally found it in a christmas cookie recipe about 5 yrs ago and have given up on sugar cookie cutouts ever since. The dough can be tempermental depending...

This recipe is so simple and easy to make and it makes delicious shortbread! The key to cutting shapes and transferring them to the baking tray is to use a thin spatula and cut it under the cook...

My first attempt at baking period was with this recipe. It went of awesome!! This is a great recipe that made me look like a seasoned baker when it was actually my first time. Very easy. Whe...

The dough was kind of crumbly, but we added a bit of milk to help it stick together. Before putting them in the oven, we sprinkled some of them with a sugar/cinnamon mixture (about 1/4 as much ...

the dough was very hard to work with, I felt like I needed some liquid. However, I finally got some cut out and they are delicious!

Super easy to make. I added a splash of vanilla. My husband took these to work and they got rave reviews. One co-worker claimed they were the best shortbread she had ever had.

omgosh omgosh a little piece of heaven on earth! Much better and simplier then traditional sugar cookies because they are not so...well...."sugary" tasting. These are more savory. I added a li...

The dough was not crumbly like other shortbreads. I put them in at the time it said and they came out perfect! A little note, make them about one and a half inches long.

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