The Best Shortbread Cookie Recipe Ever…SHH…It’s a Secret!

Shortbread is a must have cookie for every holiday. And, with Christmas only a few days away, and Valentines just around the corner I decided to share the best shortbread recipe ever!!

Ingredients for These Scrumptious Delights: 

1 lb of butter

1 cup of brown sugar

3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

1/2 cup of rice flour

1 jar of maraschino cherries

Wax paperFresh shortbread cookies on a baking tray

How to Bake the Best Shortbread Cookies…Ever! 

Some of the best recipes are simple but sweet! Set your butter out to soften. Then mix all of your dry ingredients and your softened butter together with large mixer. Pull your dough and knead it with flour on a lightly floured surface such as your counter top. Tear off a decent size of wax paper and form your dough into the shape of a log. The ends should be flat. Next roll your dough log up in the wax paper and set it in the freezer for 25-35 minutes. You don’t want it to actually freeze, but you do want it to become firm (not so firm that you can’t cut through it with a knife). Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Farenheit. Next grease your cookie sheets. Pull out your cookie dough log and unwrap it from the wax paper. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into cookie rounds approximately 1/4-1/3 of an inch thick. Place each sliced cookie onto the cookie sheet and add a maraschino cherry to the middle (either sliced in half or whole). Bake for 25 minutes or until just lightly brown. Remove from oven and place cookies on cooling rack. Store in air tight container when cool. DELICIOUS! I’m about to pop some in the oven right now!!!

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