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Striped Butter Cookies

Recipe photo courtesy of Ditte Isager

These rich, buttery cookies are delicious plain, decorated, or sandwiched around fillings.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2010
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Serving idea: Spread 1 teaspoon blueberry jam or a heaping 1/2 teaspoon white icing between 2 cookies for a striped effect, or serve them dusted with confectioners' sugar. Storage: Plain cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days; sandwiched cookies can be stored for up to 12 hours.

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  • Anarie
    27 JUL, 2010
    Emmasyaya, In the US, a stick of butter is a far MORE precise measure than cups. I have weighed sticks of butter out of curiosity, and I never found one less than 113 grams or more than 115. I don't know about you, but I am not that consistent when I use a measuring cup. A half cup measure could weigh anywhere between 95 and 130 grams depending on technique.Since this IS an American site, after all, it's perfectly appropriate to give sticks as a standardized, widely available measurement.
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  • harvard44
    26 JUL, 2010
    Recipe seems like traditional shortbread to me as well. If anything could be added I'd pop in some finely-chopped pecans or almonds.
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  • NATHALIEfromFRANCE
    26 JUL, 2010
    Thanks a lot for the answers ladies ! I love this website ;-) there are wonderful recipes (especialy cupcakes) in France we say : MIAM MIAM :p Aurevoir, Nathalie.
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  • beeinsweden
    26 JUL, 2010
    1 lb = 454 grams. 1/4 of a lb = 113.5 grams = one stick of butter. beeinsweden
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  • marisoca
    26 JUL, 2010
    One stick of butter is 125g :)
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  • emmasyaya
    25 JUL, 2010
    it seems odd that the very meticulous ms. stewart would have a recipe that called for a measurement as imprecise as "sticks" of butter. generally she would go for cups, with poundage in parentheses.
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  • kirstenjohanna
    25 JUL, 2010
    4 sticks is equal to one pound of butter
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  • NATHALIEfromFRANCE
    25 JUL, 2010
    Hello, I am a French woman interessed in Martha's recipes. I have a question : how much butter means "4 sticks" ? can somebody help me ? thanks a lot, Nathalie from France
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  • CaliDog
    25 JUL, 2010
    Chefcheungies, I don't think any ingredients are missing. This is a fairly traditional shortbread recipe.
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  • chefcheungies
    25 JUL, 2010
    It seems that ingredients are missing from this recipe. No eggs or vanilla?
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