• 15 Ratings

Who doesn't love a delicious strawberry shortbread recipe? These easy shortbread cookies are drizzled with a pretty pink strawberry glaze, making these shortbreads the perfect dessert.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
freeze:
1 hr
bake:
12 mins at 325° per batch
Yield:
about 54 2-inch cookies or 108 1-1/2-inch cookies
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Strawberry Shortbread

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Snip any large pieces of fruit in the strawberry preserves. In a large bowl beat butter, strawberry preserves, and almond extract with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Transfer butter mixture to a sheet of plastic wrap; shape mixture into a 6-inch log. Wrap and freeze for 1 to 2 hours or until firm.

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  • Preheat oven to 325°F. In a large bowl stir together flour, granulated sugar, and salt. Add butter mixture, breaking or cutting log if necessary to fit in bowl. Cut butter mixture into flour mixture with a pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling together. Knead dough until smooth; form dough into a ball. (Dough will eventually come together during kneading from the warmth of your hands.)

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  • Divide dough in half. Roll each portion of dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out dough rounds or squares with a scalloped-edge 1-1/2- to 2-inch cookie cutter. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

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  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes for 1-1/2-inch cookies or 14 to 16 minutes for 2-inch cookies or until edges just start to brown. Transfer cookies to wire racks and cool completely. Spread tops of cookies with Strawberry Glaze; if desired, sprinkle with coarse sugar. Let stand until set.

To Store:

Place cookies in layers separated by pieces of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw cookies, if frozen, before serving.

Nutrition Facts (Strawberry Shortbread)

84 calories; total fat 4g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 9mg; sodium 31mg; potassium 9mg; carbohydrates 12g; fiber 0g; sugar 7g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 97IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 12mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 0mg; iron 0mg.

Strawberry Glaze

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl, microwave strawberry preserves on 50 percent power about 30 seconds or until melted; snip any large pieces in the preserves. Stir in powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon milk using a wire whisk. Stir in enough additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make a smooth glaze of spreading consistency.

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Reviews

15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
05/04/2014
The glaze ingredients are a copy of the cookie ingredients....
Rating: Unrated
05/04/2014
True that the wrong glaze ingredients are listed. However it's in the video. 1 T strawberry preserves, 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 T milk plus enough additional milk needed to thin the glaze.
Rating: Unrated
10/03/2016
Any simple Glaze recipe will work.  Misprints can happen
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Rating: Unrated
05/04/2014
Where are the glaze ingredients??
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