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Granny's Shortbread Cookies

Granny's Shortbread Cookies

Lori G

Lori G

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

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Nutrition

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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

dolcedaze
27

dolcedaze

12/8/2007

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

2/10/2003

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

12/10/2003

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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