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Snowflake Shortbread Cut-outs Recipe

Makes: About 2 dozen cookies.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Step 2

In small bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. In large bowl, beat shortening, confectioners? sugar and vanilla extract until smooth, about 1 minute; add flour mixture, beating on low speed until incorporated. Do not refrigerate dough.

Step 3

Divide dough into two disks. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough 1/4 in. thick. Cut with snowflake cutter; carefully transfer cookies to baking sheet using spatula (cookies will be tender). Reroll excess dough to cut out remaining cookies.

Step 4

Bake 8-11 minutes or until very light golden around edges. Remove to cooling grid; cool completely.

Step 5

Outline and fill in with white royal icing; let dry. Add tip 2 snowflake icing outlines; sprinkle with pearlized sugars; let dry.

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all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


1 teaspoon salt

baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

solid vegetable shortening

1 cup solid vegetable shortening

confectioners' sugar

2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

clear vanilla extract

1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract

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