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tallbreads or the start of Christmas baking

I do a lot of baking as Christmas presents.  I started this weekend with tallbreads.  And what are tallbreads you ask?  What my family calls shortbread.


1 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Put the butter, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl.  Cream together.  Mix in the flour.

The dough is going to remind you of pie crust.  Very crumbly.  

Take a teaspoon of dough roll it in a ball and dredge it in sugar.  Put on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or a silpat.

Bake for 20 minutes.  This is why the temperature is at 325.  I am underbaking a bit.

These melt in the mouth and disappear magically when you are not looking!  

I created a chocolate shortbread recipe too.  I will share the semi-sweet and dark chocolate version tomorrow.

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