Shortbread Cookies

  • 3/4 pound unsalted butter
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 3 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 C confectioners sugar
Mix (not cream) butter and sugar in electric mixer. Add vanilla. Add flour and salt. Mix until dough starts to hold together. Dump on floured surface and shape into flat disc. Wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Roll dough 1/2" thick; cut with 3" cookie cutters. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 350 for 20-25 minutes, until edges begin to brown.

Combine confectioners sugar with 2T water to make thin glaze.

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