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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 60
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 52.5
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 35.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g

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Family treat for the holidays. Tiny morsels that melt in your mouth. Family treat for the holidays. Tiny morsels that melt in your mouth.
Number of Servings: 60


    2 sticks of solid margarine
    2 1/2 cups white flour
    1/2 cup granulated sugar

    Can add spices such as nutmeg or cinnamon for a slightly different taste.


Put sticks of margarine in large mixing bowl and beat till soft and fluffy. Add sugar and beat until creamy and no granules found in mix. Slowly add flour until mix is smooth. Wrap dough in wax paper and put in refrig until solid. Remove from refrig and put dough through cookie press. Bake 12-15 min in 325 F. oven Let set a few minutes on cookie sheet till set and then move to wire rack to finish cooling.

Number of Servings: 60

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KYRALAE.

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  • These are very good shortbread cookies. I added a little pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract for a little extra flavor and they are delicious!! - 12/13/11

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  • I love shortbread and this sound yummy and pretty easy - 1/2/09

    Reply from KYRALAE (1/3/09)
    Thank you for the review. These are very simple to make and ones my mother taught me as a young child and they became my 'signature' for family gatherings. My brothers would be devastated if I didn't bring them to them for the holidays.

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  • I like to use a cookie press, but I use butter, not margarine. - 12/23/08

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