Christmas Shortbread Cookies 
Adorable, delicious, tasty and with only three ingredients! You need to add these lovely Christmas Shortbread Cookies to your Christmas!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup salted butter, cold and cut into pieces

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • Optional: red and green sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a medium bowl of an electric stand mixer cream together butter, granulated sugar and vanilla extract until well combined

  2. Add all-purpose flour and mix until combined

  3. Knead dough by hand for 5 minutes

  4. The dough should end up soft and pliable, similar to play-dough, not sticky

  5. Form a ball, wrap tightly, and chill for about 30 minutes

  6. While the dough is resting, preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside

  7. Roll dough out to about ½ inch thickness, use a cookie cutter for shapes

  8. Place each cookie 2 inches apart on baking sheet, sprinkle sprinkles over the top if desired and gently press into dough

  9. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until edges are golden brown

  10. Immediately transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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