Basic Shortbread Cookie Dough

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Use this basic shortbread dough to create four delicious variations,

  • Portion size 1 serving
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2013


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


In stand mixer using paddle attachment, or in bowl using  wooden spoon, beat together butter, icing sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy; stir in flour just until combined.

Divide dough in half; press into discs. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm but still soft enough to roll out, about 30 minutes.

Prepare according to directions for the following recipes:
Chocolate Toffee Shortbread Cups
Peekabook Shortbread Stars
Fruitcake Shortbread
Shortbread Snowflakes

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Basic Shortbread Cookie Dough