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Shortbread cookies get a snickerdoodle makeover thanks to a cinnamon-sugar topping. Serve these simple shortbread cookies by the slice, cookie pizza-style.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325°F. In a medium bowl combine flour, 3 Tbsp. of the sugar, vanilla bean seeds, and 1/4 tsp. of the cinnamon. Add butter. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling together. Form the mixture into a ball and knead until smooth.

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  • In a small bowl combine remaining 3 Tbsp. sugar and the remaining 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. On an ungreased cookie sheet pat or roll the dough into an 8-inch circle. If desired, make a scalloped edge. Brush lightly with milk. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon-sugar. Cut into 16 wedges (do not separate wedges).**

  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or just until bottom starts to brown and center is set. While warm, cut circle into wedges again. Cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes. Remove; cool on wire rack.

*TIP

If using vanilla extract, drizzle over shortbread dough just before kneading.

**TIP

To make different shortbread shapes, on a lightly floured surface roll or pat dough until 1/2 inch thick. Use cookie cutters or a knife to cut desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.

Butter-Pecan Shortbread

Prepare as directed, except substitute packed brown sugar for the granulated sugar. After cutting in butter, stir in 2 Tbsp. finely chopped pecans. Press a pecan half into each wedge before baking. Per serving: same as above except 121 cal., 7 g fat, 47 mg sodium,13 g carb., 1 g fiber, 1% calcium

To Store

Place shortbread in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

106 calories; 6 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 46 mg sodium. 13 mg potassium; 12 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 1 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 178 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 18 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 6 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;

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