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Classic Shortbread Cookies

Servings: Makes 6 dozen cookies
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
Confectioners' sugar

Mix butter, cream cheese and granulated sugar until well blended. Mix in flour.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 400°F (200°C) for 10 to 13 minutes or until light golden brown and set; cool on wire racks. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Tip-For Holiday Cookies:
Tint dough with a few drops of food coloring before shaping to add a festive touch.

Makes 6 dozen cookies.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: October 22, 2002