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Granny's Shortbread Cookies

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Lori G
Recipe by  Lori G

“Light, buttery shortbread cookies! Cut them into Christmas shapes and decorate with colored sugar and maraschino cherries.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 dozen

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar, salt, nutmeg and egg yolk. Add the flour a little at a time until mixture is stiff.
  3. Place onto floured board and knead lightly until the dough begins to crack. Roll out 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes.
  4. Place on un-greased cookie sheet, decorate with colored sugar crystals and maraschino cherries.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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Reviews (14)

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dolcedaze
27

dolcedaze

I really surprised by the reviews these cookies have had since last year. These are not meant to be cutout cookies. I make these as little balls, pressed down with a cherry in the middle, and they're my favorite Christmas cookie!

WEB_GAL
19

WEB_GAL

Everyone has their own opinion, I suppose, but me and my family found that the cookies were delicious! My trick? I took a cup of chocolate chips and a tablespoon of vegetable shortening, microwaved it all for 30 seconds, stirred and again for 30 seconds. I dipped half of each cookie in the chocolate and set the cookies on waxed paper, decorated them with sprinkles and set them in the fridge for 20-25 minutes. YUM! Wonderful! Very easy recipe to follow, dough was easy to work with and baked beautifully!

TLCIZME69
19

TLCIZME69

These cookies were awful!! Tasted like flour!! And they were not at all easy!!~ Made the first batch..tasted them...and threw everything away!!~ Such a disappointment!~

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 283 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs
  • 33.1 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 207 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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