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Shirley's Scotch Shortbreads


from the Fannie Farmer cookbook

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  • add gradually, while beating:
  • Cream thoroughly
  • 1 C butter
  • 1 / 2 C confectioners' sugar OR light brown sugar
  • Sift together:
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 / 4 tsp salt
  • 1 / 4 tsp baking powder



Step 1

Add to the mixture. Mix well and roll out 1 / 4 inch thick. Cut in squares or rounds. Prick with a fork. Bake at 350 deg.F until delicately brown (20 to 25 minutes). Makes 24 or more.

Royal Fans.
Cut in rounds (2 to 5 inches). Cut in quarters and mark with the back of a knife like a fan. Brush with egg yolk diluted with water. Bake.

Piñon Cookies.
Cut out. Cover thickly with pine nuts, pressing them firmly into the cookies. Bake.

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