Shortbread-Sugar Cookies

Submitted by: Alison Crocker, Toronto

“My Mom made this recipe every Christmas when I was growing up and she still makes it to this day! I always like cutting out the shapes and decorating the cookies with icing and sprinkles. ”


  • 1 cup(s) butter
  • 1/2 cup(s) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp(s) almond extract
  • 2 1/4 cup(s) flour
  • 1/4 tsp(s) baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp(s) salt

Cooking Instructions

Cream butter and sugar well. Beat in egg and almond extract. Gradually blend in dry ingredients, which have been sifted together. Roll out and cut cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees F. Note: Be careful not to roll cookies too thin or they will burn!

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2 dozen


Passed down from grandmother; not sure of the original source.

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