by , Updated April 25, 2017
Buttery shortbread is flavored with almond extract. Color the dough or decorate the finished cookies as desired, depending on the season or the holiday.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
- In a large bowl with electric mixer, beat the butter with the 1/2 cup sugar, almond extract, and food coloring until light and fluffy.
- Divide the dough into two portions and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 2 hours.
- Heat oven to 300 F.
- Roll a portion of the dough out with a rolling pin to about 1/2-inch thickness. Cut out with round or square cookie cutters. Prick cookies lightly with a fork and arrange about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges. Roll the shortbread cookies in sugar while still warm then let cool on racks.
Makes about 3 dozen cookiesCalories per serving: 94