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Shopping for shortbread cookie ingredients couldn't be easier. In fact, you probably already have most of these on hand. Shortbreads are most popular around Christmas. Serve your shortbread cookie with a fruity topping, or use this recipe to make our monogrammed Hanukkah cookies.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2009



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  • stilesj37266828
    19 NOV, 2018
    Best shortbread recipe I've tried! The dough is easy to make and handle also a great for add-ins. This cookie is flaky with just the right snap. I added strawberry jam to the cookie and it worked out great!
  • eholloway87yah
    24 DEC, 2016
    Followed the recipe exactly and it came out great!
  • ALR9994375DW
    22 DEC, 2016
    This is an AWESOME recipe. I was looking for a simple shortbread recipe due to the fact I had never made shortbread cookies before. I followed recipe exactly and it turned out wonderful. Cookies were light with a little bit of crisp and melts in your mouth. I will be making these year round!
  • deznnicoaolco
    19 DEC, 2016
    this tasted like FLOUR. I was very disappointed. I wanted to give to people for xmas but they were awful.
  • MS12148208
    1 AUG, 2015
    I found this recipe some time ago and it's a keeper, my wife loves them and so do her friends, now I have to make 5 -10 dz every week as she has her friends over and our grandkids, have added pecans, chopped dates and almonds and they come out great.
  • Ab66
    1 JAN, 2014
    I was a bit dubious about the salt, but made them 'as is' and they were delicious!!! And so easy! A beautiful, buttery shortbread. A keeper.
  • Baking_ stress_Away
    22 APR, 2013
    i added 1 large egg and half a teaspoon of baking powder and it was delicious my whole family loved it especially my little kid :)
  • avidbaker12
    24 DEC, 2012
    This is the BEST shortbread recipe I've ever tried – and I've tried many. The dough is smooth and easy to work with and not at all crumbly, which makes for easy rolling and cutting. And the texture is slightly crispy, yet buttery smooth and just sweet enough. Have used with cookie sprinkles on top and they're amazing, and addictive!
  • dedalbird
    18 APR, 2010
    Martha thank you for all you do, you never cease to amaze me. I love all your recipes, garden tips, and household helpers. Respectfully, Cami

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