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[The Cookie Elf] Toffee Shortbread Cookies: Just 7 Ingredients
March 24, 2020
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Cookie Recipe of the Week: Toffee Shortbread Cookies - Just 7 Ingredients

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Toffee Shortbread Cookies are a unique hybrid of a traditional shortbread and molded drop cookies.

On the one hand, the recipe follows shortbread’s classic ratio of ingredients (typically one part sugar, two parts butter, and three parts white flour) to produce a rich, crumbly biscuit-like cookie texture. Can you say ahhh?

But rather than pressing the cookie dough into a pan and cutting it when it is warm, these delectable individual shortbreads are formed when you scoop dough and roll it into 1-inch balls (as in other molded cookie recipes). Miniature chocolate chips and toffee bits may ooze out a bit when you bake them. You won’t mind.

Prep time: 10-15 minutesBake time: 10-13 minutesMakes about 4 dozen cookies

Get the full recipe for Toffee Shortbread Cookies and check out our Shortbread Pinterest board for more fun and easy shortbread ideas.

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Make Shortbread in Style

Longlasting ceramic shortbread pans from Brown Bag, othersCookie stamps and molds for shortbread cookies Check out English shortbread pans from Nordicware, others

More Easy Shortbread Cookies Recipes

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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