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                            Scottish Shortbread
 Recipe By     : Cooking Live Show #CL8898
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cooking Live                     Import
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2  pound         best unsalted butter
      1/2  cup           superfine sugar
    2 1/2  cups          all-purpose flour
 Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place butter in mixer and beat with paddle unt
 il soft and light. Beat in sugar in a stream and continue beating 5 to 10 minut
 es until the mixture is very light and whitened. Stir in the flour by hand unti
 l it absorbed, no
  more or the dough will toughen.
 Scrape the dough onto a floured surface and flour the dough with pinches of flo
 ur. Press the dough out with your hands, then roll over once or twice very gent
 ly with a rolling pin until the dough is about 1/2-inch thick. Cut the dough wi
 th floured cutter
 s and transfer the cut pieces to a paper lined pan.
 Bake the shortbread for about 15 minutes until it is very lightly colored. Cool
  the shortbread on a rack.
 To use a shortbread mold to shape, press the mold into the floured dough and cu
 t around it. Transfer the cut and molded dough to a paper lined pan and chill a
 bout 1 hour until firm. Bake as above.
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