*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                             Beard’s Shortbread
 
 Recipe By     : James Beard
 Serving Size  : 32   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          1
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      cups          flour, all-purpose -- sifted
      1/2  cup           sugar
    1      cup           butter -- room temperature
    1                    egg yolk
 
     In bowl mix flour, sugar and butter together, either by hand or in
 electric mixer. Add egg yolk and knead in well. Divide mixture into 4 parts
 and roll each into square or circle about 1/2-inch thick. Mark pattern in
 crust by lightly tapping with tip of fork. Cut each circle into 8 triangles
 or each square into 8 smaller squares. Place pieces on lightly buttered and
 floured baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees 15 minutes, then reduce heat to
 300 degrees and bake 30 minutes more, until shortbread is delicate light
 brown. Makes 32 shortbreads.
     Source: James Beard
 
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