Cookie Recipes - Shortbread

This is a great cookie when you're in a hurry - 4 ingredients!


Dash of salt
2 1/4 c. presifted flour
1 c. butter (2 sticks)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease baking sheets.

2. Combine 2/3 cup sugar, salt, flour and butter together in mixing bowl, rub with hands until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Work with hands until pliable and smooth. (A little more flour may be necessary if weather is warm.)

3. Turn dough onto lightly floured board, roll out 1/4 inch thick. Prick surface with fork. Cut with floured cookie cutter; place on baking sheets.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until just golden.

5. Remove from oven, sprinkle with colored sugar (optional). Cool for 2 minutes.

**NOTE: Adult assistance required when using oven or using sharp kitchen tools.

This cookie is good to cut out into shapes. It would work well when you want to use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Books to discuss with this cookie are:
The Doll People
The Meanest Doll in the World
The Tail of Emily Windsnap (a fish cookie cutter would be fun)

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