Recipe: Easy Shortbread Cookies

This recipe is so incredibly easy and quick and with only 3 ingredients!

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 1/4 cups flour

Cream butter and sugar together. Add about 1 3/4 cups of the flour and mix well. Its going to be a wet and sticky dough.

Sprinkle a pastry cloth or kneading surface with the remaining flour and roll out the dough to about 1/4″ thick, working in the surface flour as you go. DO NOT overwork the dough! It will end up crumbly and you won’t be able to cut decent cookies out of it. So handle it as little as possible.

Cut into whatever shape or pattern you desire. This dough will NOT shrink or increase during baking so keep that in mind!!

Bake at 325 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

I like to make this at Christmas time especially, and drizzled with chocolate – though they are the perfect companion to a nice hot pot of tea as is. They are very rich and buttery, of course.

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