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Short Bread Cookies

short bread cookies

This is a recipe from my Moms friend who was Scottish.

It is the real thing.

She used to make a big circle and then break it apart but I prefer the cookies.

I am too much of a slob to deal with so many crumbs.

One cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup sugar

2 cups sifted flour

1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream the butter then add the sugar, then flour, then the vanilla

It is a soft dough so you need more flour to roll the cookies

Roll into one inch balls

Roll each ball into a rope about 3 inches long.

Try to make them all the same width and length

Trim the edges to make them look nice and neat.

Place them on parchment paper in a cookie sheet

Bake 350 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes

Watch them because they burn quickly

Decorate with powdered sugar or chocolate.

Keep in an airtight container.

This is a very buttery delicate cookie

I usually make them for the holidays, a party but never bring them to the beach.

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