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Shortbread anyone?

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I would love to find the most Prize winning recipe for Shortbread - my sister makes them and they melt in your mouth... but I'd like to try some new recipes this Christmas. Does anyone have a Shortbread recipe they'd be willing to share?

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Tangerine Shortbread
3/4 cup unsalted butter @ room temp.
1 cup icing sugar, sifted
zest of 2 tangerines ( I use 1 orange)
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour 2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt

2 tbsp.tangerine juice(or orange)
6 tbsp. icing sugar
1 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

Cream butter & icing sugar until smooth, stir in zest,juice & vanilla.
In a seperate bowl sift flour, cornstarch,& salt. Stir into butter mixture & shape into logs, wrap & chill for about 1 hour.
Oven preheated to 325F.
Slice into 1/4 in slices & bake for 12-15 mins.
when cool glaze if you wish.

whisk together glaze ingredients I prefer to drizzle lightly, since I prefer to taste the shortbread, but you can use as much glaze as you like.

Hope you enjoy! I do.

Anonymous's picture

Thanks. That's similar to my recipe. I made my cookies on the weekend, and they're so good. I would still love to try other recipes so if you find anymore, feel free to send them along :-)

Anonymous's picture

Here's the recipe -- not sure if it's really shortbread, but these cookies are delicious!!


1 lb. butter
Few drops vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch

Cream butter with electric beater. Add vanilla and dry ingredients and beat until light & fluffy.

Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes.

Makes 5 dozen.

Anonymous's picture

OK, that was weird -- I finished typing a reply, and then it disappeared....

Anyway, my mom had an awesome recipe for shortbread cookies. If I can find it, I'll post it here for you. From what I can remember, it's a very healthy combination of butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla --deadly, but delicious!!

Oh great, now I've got a craving for cookies....!! ;-)

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