Scottish Shortbread Rounds...

Nate was in the mood to bake last night and he wanted to try his hand at making some shortbread. 
I stumbled upon this recipe a few weeks ago and pulled it out for him to try. 

Just from watching him it was very easy to prepare and they baked up in no time at all. 
Well all except for the bakers issue of using wax paper instead of parchment. 
That was a bit nerve wracking  but we caught it in time and saved the cookies. :)
They are a wonderful shortbread cookie that will be made again in this household.

* Exported from MasterCook *

                        Scottish Shortbread Rounds

Serving Size: 26    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories: Desserts

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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 1/2     pound  unsalted butter
  1       cup  confectioner's sugar
1/2      teaspoon  salt
  1       teaspoon  vanilla
  2       cups  all-purpose flour

  • Mix the first four ingredients together.
  • Cream well
  • Add in the flour, mix well and forms a stiff dough.
  • Spoon dough out onto a length of wax paper, about 18 inches long or so.
  • Form dough into a log, roll up in the wax paper and chill until firm, about an hour.
  • Once your dough is firm, slice log into slices a little thinner than half an inch.
  • Place slices onto an ungreased cookie sheet, about an inch or so apart.
  • Bake at 350* until the edges are slightly golden.
Let the cookies sit on the sheet for a few minutes before removing them or they may crumble on you.

  "Nov. 2011"
  "26 "
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Serving Ideas : nice cold glass of milk

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