CHARLESTON SHORTBREAD COOKIES

 

  • Cooking Time: 20 to 25
  • Servings: 25 to 30
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 30 blanched whole almonds
  • 8 Tbsp. (1 stick) butter, cut into pieces
  • 4 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Place the almonds on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Set them aside, and leave the oven on.
  • Cream the butter and sugar thoroughly with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  • Add the flour and salt, and mix well.
  • Blend in the vanilla.
  • Roll the dough into small balls and place them on a lightly greased or non-stick baking sheet. Flatten each one with your fingertip, and place an almond in the center.
  • Bake the cookies on the middle shelf of the oven until they take on just a bit of color, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Cool them on a rack, and then store in an airtight container (these keep superbly).
  • Makes 25 to 30 cookies

Notes

Categories: Cookies  Dessert  Mixer  Oven 

Author Credit: Heritage of Southern Cooking

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