Vel's Christmas Shortbread

Vel's Christmas Shortbread

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"There are a lot of shortbread recipes out there, but these are special. Vel is my mom, and these are the best! At first it will seem that this dough will not go together, but after a lot of kneading, the butter will hold this dough together. You will get the greatest English shortbread that you have ever made."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 106 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 106 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 45 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until smooth. Sir in flour, and knead by hand until dough comes together. At first the dough will seem dry and crumbly but don't give up, keep mixing. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness, and cut with cookie cutters or press dough into shortbread molds. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, depending on the size of your cookies. Do not let them brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

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Most helpful positive review

Excellent. Some advice for those having trouble, sift your flour BEFORE you measure it. Sifted flour is much bigger in volume. If you don't sift you are adding too much flour overall, resulting ...

Most helpful critical review

I have tried this and, after creaming butter and sugar, I get such a 'melty' batter that I've begun to add powdered sugar to try to firm it up so that it can be rolled out---or even pressed into...

Excellent. Some advice for those having trouble, sift your flour BEFORE you measure it. Sifted flour is much bigger in volume. If you don't sift you are adding too much flour overall, resulting ...

I have tried this and, after creaming butter and sugar, I get such a 'melty' batter that I've begun to add powdered sugar to try to firm it up so that it can be rolled out---or even pressed into...

AWSOME!!! I found this recipe mixed together with out any trouble at all . They are my husbands and kids new favorite . I liked to put a little peanutbutter on top for a quick afternoon snack. T...

I baked these for the holidays and they were a big hit. My kids and I kneaded some mini chocolate chips into the dough and they were awesome!

These were such a hit at Christmas!! I frosted them w/ a simple powdered sugar frosting, & they just flew off the plate. The brown sugar gives them a wonderful flavor w/ a hint of nuttiness. O...

the best!!!!!!

Lots of kneading but well worth it! I dipped half of the cookie in chocolate and it was oh so good!!

For a roll out dough its not at all good we worked all morning and couldn't get it to stop crumbling. My 9 year brother was VERY frustrated... we ended up making them into thumb print cookies (n...

Maybe I had trouble rolling because I live in the tropics...it just kept crumbling up on me. Not to worry, tho, I just pressed into 2 X 9" cake rounds, sprinkled with coloured sugar, baked for ...