Shortbread (buttery)

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Ethnicity
American  
Base Type
Other  
Course
Dessert  
Preparation Time
30-60 Minutes  
Difficulty
Intermediate  
Serving Size
Refresh / Double it
Comments
Makes 2 dozen  
Source
 
Source Description
 
Last Modified
2006-06-13  
User
Joyce McGuire



Ingredients
                
2 c
flour

1 c
butter

1 t
baking powder

1 c
confectioners sugar

1 t
salt


Directions
Shift together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, use electric mixer at medium speed.
Gradually stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture, mixing well.
Cover and chill in refrigerator 1 hour.
Roll out dough on flour surface to 9 inch square, about 1 inch thick.  Cut into 24 rectangles.
Place rectangles, about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Prick each 3 times with fork tines.
Bake in 300 degree over 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Remove from cookie sheets.  Cool on racks.