Super-Easy Shortbread (3 Ingredients)
55 mins (prep 10, cooking 45)
3 ingredients
24 servings
The original recipe (called Shortbread Stars) came from my McCall's recipe box collection, which I subscribed to in the 80's. It was the first shortbread recipe I ever made, and I've never found a better one. The ingredients are so basic and easy that you'll soon have them memorized. Other recipes don't seem to produce the same perfect texture and flavor. My modification to the original was to try using a 9 x 13 pan rather than chilling, rolling out, and cutting into shapes. (Who has time for that, except on special occasions?) However, using a 9 x 13 pan changes the baking time, and the time given is approximate and based on my experience with a convection oven. I tend to overbake them a bit because I like shortbread very crisp. These are perfect with a cup of tea, of course, and ideal for tea parties or even a quick dessert for company. You nearly always have the ingredients on hand. Now you'll never need to buy (delicious but expensive) Walker's shortbread again!

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Serving Size (27.29 g)
Servings 24
Amount per Serving
Calories 132.26 Calories from Fat 74.79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.31g 306.78%
Saturated Fat 5.12g 614.13%
Trans Fat 0.32g %
Cholesterol 21.2mg 169.56%
Sodium 63.69mg 63.69%
Total Carbohydrate 13.93g 111.44%
Dietary Fiber 1.34 g 128.4%
Sugars 4.98 g %
Protein 1.74g 83.28%
Vitamin A 247.48IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 6.67mg% Iron 0.45mg%
*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