Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker
Makes 16 cookies

The rich butter flavor and crumbly texture of this cookie makes it a staple of holiday baking. Plus, it's very easy to make.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°. Put flour, butter, granulated sugar, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on low speed until blended, then increase to medium and mix until dough is no longer crumbly and just comes together.

Step 2

Press dough evenly into a 9-in. round cake pan. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.

Step 3

Bake until golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Cut still-warm shortbread with a fork, tines down, into 16 wedge-shape pieces with shaggy edges. Cool completely, then invert pan onto a work surface and carefully separate cookies.

Step 4

*Find coarse sugar in the baking aisle.

Step 5

Make ahead: Up to 5 days. Store airtight up to 1 week.

Step 6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

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