Buttery Shortbread Cookies recipe

Buttery Shortbread Cookies recipe

This Buttery Shortbread Cookies recipe is probably one of my favorite cookie recipes that I think we’ve ever attempted.  They are SUPER soft, so flavorful, and incredibly addicting!  :)  I guarantee these cookies would definitely be a hit at any holiday cookie swap!  ENJOY!  :)

Buttery Shortbread Cookies recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 c salted butter, cold and cut into pieces
  • 1 c packed light brown sugar
  • 4 and 1/2 c flour, divided
  • sprinkles, optional

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees while lining baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter and brown sugar and mix until fluffy and light.
  • Next add 3 and 1/2 cups of the flour and mix until combined.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup flour out on a flat surface and knead dough by hand for 5 minutes while adding as much of the remaining 1/2 cup flour as needed to make a soft dough.
  • The dough should end up soft and pliable, similar to play-dough but not sticky; you may not end up using all the flour, depending on how your dough feels.
  • Work in desired amount of sprinkles (if using).
  • Form a ball, wrap tightly, and chill for about 30 minutes.
  • Once chilled, roll dough out to about 1/2 inch thickness.
  • You may either cut into 3×1 rectangular strips or triangles; or you may even use a cookie cutter for shapes.
  • Place each cookie 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  • Poke cookies with fork to design if not using sprinkles.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes or until edges are golden brown; if your shapes are smaller, bake less time and bake longer for bigger shapes.
  • Cool completely on wire rack.

source: http://www.chewoutloud.com/2014/12/23/3-ingredient-buttery-shortbread-cookies/

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