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  1. Super Easy Melt-In-Your-Mouth Shortbread Cookies

Super Easy Melt-In-Your-Mouth Shortbread Cookies

Recipe By faith4a21
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36-40 cookies

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  • 1. In a large bowl, whip together the butter -- slowly add sugar, vanilla, and salt, mixing well after each addition. Slowly add flour half cup at a time, mixing each time. Use a flat spatula at the beginning but switch to your hands once it gets harder to mix. Blend with hands until it becomes a soft, pliable dough.
  • 2. Line cookie sheet with wax paper. Make small balls of dough and lay on cookie sheet, leaving at least 1-2 inch space between them. Gently flatten each ball using a fork.
  • 3. Bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes. Cookies are done when light brown around edges and on base.


This is a very simple, fast, easy-to-make shortbread recipe that I have been using for many years, and every time I make these, they are over really fast. It doesn't take too long to make and I promise you they taste delicious! Instead of cookies, you can also make shortbread bars -- just press the dough evenly into a greased rectangular baking pan. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before baking. NOTE (1): the general rule of thumb is to use 1 part butter, half part sugar, and 2 parts flour. Adjust vanilla and salt accordingly. NOTE (2): You can make different kinds of shortbread by adding chopped walnuts, almonds, chocolate chips, lemon zest, lavender extract, chocolate pieces in the centre, anything you like! just improvise! I usually add 1/2 cup at the very end of Step 1 (once the basic dough is made).

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