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Christmas Shortbread cookies

These Christmas Shortbread cookies recipe calls for Berry sugar. You won't be disappointed by baking these delicious cookies!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian

Equipment

  • Mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Pound Unsalted Butter 2 cups or 4 sticks
  • 1 cup Berry Sugar
  • 4 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 1 tsp Lard Tenderflake or Crisco Shortening
  • Maraschino cherries, sprinkles, frosting or baking gums for decorations

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F with rack on lower middle position. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter, sugar and lard. Using paddle attachment on medium-high speed, mix until fluffy and light, several minutes.
  • Add all flour slowly and gradually and blend well after each addition. The dough should end up soft and pliable like play-dough and not sticky.
  • Split dough into 2 equal round portions. Wrap the dough in plastic wraps and chill for a couple of hours at least.
  • On a large surface or board, sprinkle 1/2 cup flour to keep dough from sticking to it and roll with a rolling pin.
  • Roll out to about 1/4 inch thickness and use holiday cookie cutters for shapes. Place each cookie 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  • Place each cookie 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Add a half maraschino or glacĂ© cherry to the centre, or a baking gumdrop.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Bake longer for bigger shapes.
  • Cool completely on wire rack before serving.
  • You can add frosting and decorate with sprinkles and others.
  • Keep cookies in a sealed airtight container at room temperature. These cookies will freeze quite well for several weeks.
Keyword Christmas, cookies, shortbread cookies
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