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Mom's English Shortbread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jennifer Bustos-Gomez

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 c. flour
2 c. butter, do not substitute margarine
1 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp baking powder
tsp salt, if using unsalted butter

Directions:
Directions:
Into a large bowl, measure and place all ingredients. With your hands, knead ingredients until well blended, the dough will be soft. Pat dough evenly in a 9x13, or two 9" round pie pans; prick with a fork all over.

Bake at 325F for 45 minutes, or until the edges just start to brown.
While shortbread is still warm, cut into squares or wedges.

Delightful on its own, my mom would often make this and put fresh strawberries from our garden on it.

Using your hands to mix, rather than a spoon, is crucial to this recipe turning out perfectly. The warmth of your hands warm the butter and allow it to incorporate well.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 dozen squares
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour, including bake time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
A favorite memory:
These with a pot of tea, a warm blanket, and my mom & I sitting and just enjoying each other's company.

 

 

 

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