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Grandma Sutherland’s Shortbread Cookies Recipe

An easy holiday cookie recipe from House & Home TV 2003.

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup icing sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 lb. butter, cubed and cold

Instructions: 

Step 1: Preheat oven to 325°F.

Step 2: In a food processor pulse icing sugar with flour. Add cubed butter and pulse just until fine crumbs form. Transfer mixture to a bowl and gently shape into two discs, about 1" thick. Chill 15 minutes.

Step 3: Unwrap chilled dough and roll out between sheets of waxed paper to a 1/4" thickness. Cut shapes with a floured 3" cookie cutter. Use a thin metal spatula to transfer cookies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 4: Bake in the centre of preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove to cooling rack immediately.

Makes about 48 cookies

Photographer: 

©istockphoto.com/Johanna Doorenbosch

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