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A Gift of Giving---# 5---Austrian Shortbread (worlds best)
The Gift of Giving recipe # 5
Austrian Shortbread Cookies (worlds best)
I make these shortbreads year round. They are really easy and freeze well. I just dress them up for my Christmas cookie platter. Red and green glazed cherries cut into 8th look great.
- 1 pound good butter
- 10 tablespoons fine confectioner's sugar
- 3 1/4 cups cake and pastry flour
- 2 drops of vanilla extract
- candied fruit or other garnish
Combine all the ingredients and mix vigorously. The butter should be quite soft so that air can be worked into the mixture. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Squish down with the bottom of a glass, and press the candied fruit or other garnish firmly into the cookies. Bake at 350 degrees until the edges of the cookies just begin to brown. 7-10 minutes just being a guide line. I bake mine for a bit longer as I like them to have a bit of a golden color to them. Allow the cookies to cool on the sheet for a while before attempting to remove them.
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