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[Cookie Elf File #296] Make Easy Irish Shortbread to Celebrate the Luck o’ the Irish
March 12, 2019
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Feature: Make Easy Irish Shortbread to Celebrate the Luck o’ the Irish

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This easy Irish Shortbread recipe combines the rich, buttery texture of classic shortbread with a sugar topping into a bar cookie variation of traditional Irish butter cookies.


The recipe itself mimics the classic shortbread ingredient ratio of one part sugar, two parts butter, and three parts white flour – with slight adjustments.

First, the ratios are slightly different. Here, you can use any type of butter (rather than richer Irish butter).

Also, you can bake these cookies in one pan and cut them into fingers.

Irish or not, teatime or not, these thick shortbread cookies are rich, flaky, and luscious – anytime.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 35-40 minutes
Makes about 3 dozen shortbread slices

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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