Michelle Obama's Shortbread Cookies

65 mins (prep 25, cooking 40)
9 ingredients
6 servings
I didn't hear about the Presidential Cookie Bake-Off that Family Circle Magazine holds during election years until this year (you can find out more about that on their website). Apparently the spouses of the candidates submit a favorite cookie recipe for people to vote for. When I saw this recipe that Michelle Obama submitted, from a close family friend of hers, I knew I had to make it. I haven't quit making it since - friends, co-workers, and family are always asking for it. When I had my first bite of it out of the oven, I had to cut and wrap them quickly, or else the delicious smell would quite likely have me eating them all myself. This is definitely going on my Christmas cookie platter this year... and every year!

Categories:  cakes , <-4-hours , cookie-and-brownie , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (247.7 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 1103.19 Calories from Fat 441.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49.0g 452.27%
Saturated Fat 30.53g 916.04%
Trans Fat 1.94g %
Cholesterol 127.17mg 254.35%
Sodium 106.7mg 26.68%
Total Carbohydrate 156.85g 313.71%
Dietary Fiber 2.1 g 50.36%
Sugars 64.46 g %
Protein 10.24g 122.88%
Vitamin A 1478.57IU% Vitamin C 1.06mg%
Calcium 33.0mg% Iron 8.73mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
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