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Mom’s Shortbreads

Mom's Shortbreads
PREP TIME
15 min
COOK TIME
18 min
YIELDS
20 servings

Our classic recipe that we make umpteen batches of each year… my mom’s shortbreads can’t be beaten!

Why I love this recipe

It’s always tender, perfectly buttery and a great “entry level” recipe to make with kids!

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Ingredients

1
cup salted butter
½
Tbsp vanilla extract
1
large egg yolk
2
cups flour
½
icing sugar
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Directions

Notes

You *must* use salted butter - the recipe isn't the same without it! Don't worry about adding too much flour - we've never had a problem!

Step 1

Heat the oven to 325ºF.

Step 2

Cream butter, vanilla and egg yolk.

Step 3

Sift in the flour and icing sugar. Mix to combine into a soft but roll-able dough.

Step 4

Roll out to about 1/4″ thickness on a well-floured surface and cut into desired shapes, placing on ungreased cookie sheets. Decorate with sprinkles or sanding sugar to taste. with cookie cutters.

Step 5

Bake for 18-20 minutes. Cookies should not have much, if any, browning!

Step 6

Let cool completely on sheets.

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