1990 3rd Place: Shortbread Sheep
Shortbread Cookies Holiday
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:41:30 AM. Recipe ID 310. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: 1990 3rd place: shortbread sheep
Categories: Cookies, Holiday
Yield: 16 Servings
2 c Unsalted softened butter
1 c Sugar
4 c Flour
1/4 ts Salt
Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 20 to 25 minutes
1. Cream butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until light and
fluffy. Beat in flour and salt. Knead the dough briefly until smooth.
If dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour. (Dough can be
refrigerated up to several days; soften slightly before shaping
2. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Have ungreased baking sheets ready.
3. Pat half of the dough out on lightly floured surface to 1/2 -inch
thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes. Place
cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake until light brown on
edges, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Note: The sheep cookie cutter used by Koenig is a Hallmark cutter
that is no longer available. A sheep pattern can be made out of
cardboard and placed over dough; cut out the shape with a small knife.
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