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Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Southern Living DECEMBER 2008

  • Yield: Makes 16 (4 3/4-inch) cookies
  • Prep time:20 Minutes
  • Bake:15 Minutes
  • Cool:6 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups lightly packed light brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 275°. Beat all ingredients at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer just until combined.

2. Place dough on a lightly floured surface, and roll to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with a 4 3/4-inch Christmas tree-shape cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

3. Bake, in batches, at 275° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks, and cool completely (about 5 minutes).

Note:

Bake time is per batch.

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