Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Looking for an easy Shortbread Cookies recipe? Learn how to make Shortbread Cookies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ericgribkoff

Makes 32 servings



Shortbread cookies, from http://www.food.com/recipe/uncle-bills-whipped-shortbread-cookies-46877

Recipe Ingredients for Shortbread Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Recipe Directions for Shortbread Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a mixing bowl and using an electric mixer, combine butter, flour, icing sugar and vanilla extract; mix until mixture is a smooth consistency.

  3. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  4. Spoon out dough onto parchment lined cookie sheets by teaspoonfuls or by tablespoons for larger cookies, spacing about 2 inches apart.

  5. Cut maraschino cherries into quarters and place one piece in the middle of each cookie, alternating with red and green cherries.

  6. Bake in preheated 350 F oven for 13 to 15 minutes or until bottom of cookies are lightly browned, DO NOT OVERBAKE.

  7. Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes.

  8. Transfer onto wire racks to finish cooling.

  9. Store in a container with a lid and separate each layer with wax paper.

  10. NOTE: If you wish to add some flavor to the cookies, add 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract or almond extract.

  11. Use sprinkles, half an almond or half a cashew or chocolate to the top of the cookies before baking.

  12. A thumbprint in the cookie, filled with your choice of jam is very tasty.

  13. It has been suggested that the cookies be refrigerated for at least 1/2 hour before baking for a different texture.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 15.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
52
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.8g
9%
Saturated Fat
3.7g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
41mg
2%
Potassium
8mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates
6.4g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
1.9g
Protein
0.7g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in saturated fat
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