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[Cookie Elf File] Irish Shortbread Cookies: Easy Variation of Irish Tea Cookies
March 17, 2015
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Feature: Irish Shortbread Cookies: Easy Variation of Irish Tea Cookies

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This Irish Shortbread Cookies 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 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. Also, in this recipe you can use any type of butter (rather than richer Irish butter). And finally, 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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