Short Bread Cookie Recipe

Who doesn’t love cookies on a Thursday? Or any day for that matter.  Shortbread Cookies or Scotch Cakes,  depending on where you grew up the label may vary. 

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1 lb of butter ( make sure this is softened, room temperature works best, but do not melt in the microwave)
1 1/2 cups icing sugar ( confectionery sugar)
5 cups flour

Mix and work together
( I usually beat butter first, slowly add in icing sugar, then add flour gradually)

Roll out and cut into various shapes.

 ( Not just for Christmas, I made these is the shapes of Guitar Pics for Kent’s Birthday)

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Bake at 300 for 30 minutes.

 

Frosting:

4 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup shortening
5 Tbsp of milk
Vanilla

mix all together, add food colouring as desired
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