Sparkling Shortbread

Christmas Splurge in Every Bite

Why you'll love them

* Buttery, crumbly, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

* Festive and sparkly, perfect for the holidays.

* Easy to make and freeze for later.

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* cup unsalted butter, softened.

* 1 cup granulated sugar.

* 1 teaspoon kosher salt.

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* 1-2 large egg yolks.

* 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour.


* Cream together butter, sugar, and salt until light and fluffy.

* Beat in egg yolks one at a time.

* Gradually add flour and mix until just combined.

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* Form dough into two 9-inch logs.

* Wrap logs in parchment paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Finishing touches

* Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

* Brush logs with egg white and roll in decorative sugar.

* Slice logs into 1/2-inch rounds.

* Place rounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

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Bake and cool

* Bake cookies for 18-22 minutes, or until golden brown.

* Let cookies cool on a wire rack.

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* For extra sparkle, use sanding sugar or edible glitter.

* If the dough is too crumbly, add an additional egg yolk.

* Freeze dough logs for up to a month for easy baking later.

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* Serve Sparkling Shortbread Cookies with coffee, tea, or milk.

* They also make a great gift for the holidays.

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Get baking!

Make these delicious Sparkling Shortbread Cookies today!

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