Snowflake Shortbread

Southern Living
<p>Snowflake Shortbread</p>
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Top with sparkling sugar so these shortbread cookies glisten like snowflakes.

Makes about 7 1/2 dozen


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1 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Parchment paper
Sparkling sugar


Total: 1 Hour, 42 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 325°. Beat butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well.

2. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended.

3. Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a 2-inch snowflake-shaped cutter, and place 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

4. Bake at 325° for 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks, and cool completely (about 40 minutes). Decorate with Royal Icing, and sprinkle with sparkling sugar.

Created date

November 2010