*  Exported from  MasterCook II  * 
  
                             English Shortbread 
  
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 Serving Size  : 49   Preparation Time :0:00 
 Categories    : Cookies 
  
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method 
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    1      cup           Butter or regular margarine 
      1/2  cup           Sugar 
    1                    Egg 
    3      cups          Flour -- sifted 
    1      teaspoon      Baking powder 
  
 Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. 
  
  Sift together flour and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to creamed
 mixture, stirring well to blend. Knead dough lightly until it holds
 together. 
  
  Roll dough on floured surface to 14 square. Cut into 49 (2") squares.
 Place squares about 2 apart on ungreased baking sheet. Prick each with
 fork. 
 Bake in 325 oven 12 minutes or until lightly browned. 
 Remove from baking sheets; cool on racks. 
  
  SOURCE: Farm Journal’s Great Home Cooking In America (pg. 172-173) 
  
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