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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Strawberry Shortbread

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

Strawberry Glaze

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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 (4)

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.
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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??