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       Title: Shortbread Cookies
  Categories: Cookies, Ethnic
       Yield: 24 servings
  
     1/2 lb Butter: softened
     1/2 c  Sugar; confectioners'
       2 c  Flour
     1/4 ts Salt
  
   This makes 24 COOKIES - that would serve very few, if they are as good as
   they sound! Cream butter in mixer until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar
   and beat until light and fluffy. Mix flour and salt and add, combining
   thoroughly. Roll with rolling pin 1/4 thick, cut (they suggest 1x2
   rectangles; I rather prefer flowers or animals or something), place on
   ungreased baking sheet and prick with fork. Bake at 350 for 20 - 25 min.>
   until lightly browned around the edges., Cool on rack. (I would also dust
   with a little sugar before baking - maybe even colored sugar if the
   cookies
   were for my granchildren, but my Scottish grandfather would turn over in
   his grave if he knew I had commited such a travesty on shortbread!)
  
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