Festive Shortbread Recipe

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  1. Cream butter, gradually beat in sugar. Add and beat in flour a part at a time. Wrap dough in wax paper and chill.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  3. Allow dough to warm slightly; knead for 1 minute. Roll out dough on lightly floured board to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Decorate as desired. Bake in preheated oven 14-20 minutes.