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Credit: David Prince

Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr 50 mins
Makes 12 wedges


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 325° F.

  • With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low and gradually add the flour and salt, mixing just until incorporated.

  • With floured fingers, press the dough into an 8-inch round cake pan. Cut the dough into 12 wedges and prick all over with a toothpick.

  • Sprinkle the dough with the sanding sugar and bake until golden and firm, 35 to 40 minutes. When cool enough to handle, turn the shortbread out of the pan and use a serrated knife to recut along the lines. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Note: Total Time includes cooling time.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; calories from fat 49%; protein 1g; carbohydrates 17g; sugars 9g; fat 8g; saturated fat 5g; sodium 41mg; cholesterol 20mg.