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What are some easy recipes for shortbread cookies?

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Two easy shortbread cookie recipes include Taste of Home's easy three-ingredient shortbread cookies and Ina Garten's shortbread cookies. Each recipe takes around 10 to 15 minutes of preparation and uses basic ingredients, such as butter, sugar and flour.

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What are some easy recipes for shortbread cookies?
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To make Taste of Home's easy shortbread cookies, cream 1 cup of softened butter and 1/2 cup of sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 2 cups of all-purpose flour. Grease a 9-inch square baking dish, and press the dough into the dish. Bake at 325 F for 30 to 35 minutes. Allow the shortbread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, remove to a wire rack, and cut into nine squares when completely cooled.

Begin making Ina Garten's shortbread cookies by beating 3/4 pound of softened butter and 1 cup of sugar just until combined. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together 3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and beat on low speed until a dough forms. Shape the dough into a flat disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Roll the dough to 1/2-inch thickness, and cut out cookies. Place on a baking sheet, sprinkle with a little sugar, and bake in a 350 F oven for 20 to 25 minutes. When the cookies are cool, drizzle half of each cookie with melted chocolate for an extra treat.

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