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You need a cookie ✔️
Something with chocolate ✔️
A bar of some kind ✔️
Feel free to mix it up but a sure fire way to have a successful Christmas dessert buffet is shortbread cookies, Christmas crack and butter tart bars.
I have shared the crack and bars before and will again but today I will share my secret 100 year old shortbread recipe.
1 1/4 cup butter, softened
1⁄2 cup superfine sugar
2 1⁄2 cups flour
4 tbls of corn starch
Preheat oven to 300°.
Cream butter and sugar together.
Add flour and mix till texture is like clay.
Press dough into ungreased 9 x 13 inch pan, prick all over with a fork, and sprinkle with sugar (tilt pan to cover the top evenly, then shake excess sugar back into the sugar canister).
Bake for about 40-45 minutes (till very lightly browned–just golden around the edges).
Let stand for 2 minutes, then cut into 2 inch strips while warm… You should get 4 dozen per 9 by 13 pan.
Leave in pan to cool thoroughly. (Shortbread will not be crisp until cool.).