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Monday, January 18, 2010

Chewy Shortbread Cookies

I am a big fan of shortbread cookies.   I love that melt in your mouth buttery goodness.   Here is a recipe for a more chewy version of shortbread, that I think I even love more than the traditional crumbly type.
1 cup softened butter
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
2 cups flour

Cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy.   Beat in the egg and vanilla, then mix in the flour and salt.   It will make a slightly sticky, stiff dough.   Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch cake pan and smooth the top with your hand.   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake about 20-30 minutes, or until the top is just barely beginning to color a bit.   Remove from oven and cut into 2 inch squares while still hot.   Allow to cool completely in the pan.   Store in an air tight container.