Delicious And Easy South African Shortbread Recipe

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Classic Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients:

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1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Steps:

Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cream together the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
Sift in the flour and salt, then mix until a dough forms.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness, then cut into shapes using cookie cutters.
Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Allow the cookies to cool before serving.

Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Fingers

Ingredients:

1 batch of classic shortbread cookie dough
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Steps:

Prepare the classic shortbread cookie dough as instructed above.
Roll out the dough and cut into finger-sized pieces.
Bake the cookies as directed, then allow to cool completely.
Melt the chocolate chips and vegetable oil together in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring until smooth.
Dip one end of each shortbread finger into the melted chocolate, then place on a parchment-lined baking sheet to set.
Allow the chocolate to harden before serving.

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Bars

Ingredients:

1 batch of classic shortbread cookie dough
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers

Steps:

Prepare the classic shortbread cookie dough as instructed above, adding the lemon zest and lavender flowers.
Press the dough into a greased baking pan, then bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
Cut the baked shortbread into bars while still warm, then allow to cool completely before serving.