It's a pretty basic shortbread, not fantastic but certainly not bad. A bit plain and oily when you first take them out of the oven, but decent crumb. Good with coffee. I just halved the recipe and made circles, since I wasn't looking for much besides a basic recipe. So this delivered.
Made 19 shamrock cookies, no gold coins. Chilled 30 minutes, halved dough, rolled and cut out cookies, chill again for at least 10 minutes on cookie sheet.( To prevent spreading ) Sprinkled on sugar before baking and baked only 10 minutes, just till you see a little golden on edges. Used butter flavored vanilla, so as too not darken the cookie with dark vanilla. Flavor was so Yummy, good crumb. A keeper recipe!