Cream Cheese Shortbread

Cream Cheese Shortbread


"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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30 m servings 311 cals
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Original recipe yields 9 servings


  • Calories:
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 17.7 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.3g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 194 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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