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Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookies recipe
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These easy-to-make buttery cookies owe part of their richness to the cream cheese. The dough is shaped into balls, baked and sprinkled with powdered sugar.
15 min
30 min
About 7 doz. cookies or 28 servings, about 3 cookies each
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What You Need

cups  (3 sticks) butter, softened
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
cup  granulated sugar
tsp.  vanilla
cups  flour
cup  powdered sugar

Make It

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Beat butter, cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour, beating until well blended after each addition.

SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls. Place, 2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE 15 min. or until bottoms of cookies are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

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Special Extra
For a festive touch, tint dough with a few drops of food coloring before shaping into balls.
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