Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Shortbread Cookies

Martha would be jealous of these little pieces of heaven. Make them for yourself or give them as the perfect homemade gift.
Christmas and shortbread make the perfect pair.

2 cups butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour

Bring butter to room temperature. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Cream the butter until it is the consistency of whipped cream. Beat in the sugar.
Add salt. Add flour in 4 portions (one cup at a time) mixing well after each addition.
Turn out onto a floured board and pat or roll to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shape desired with a cookie cutter.
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.

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