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Pixie Dust Cookies

These crisp and buttery cookies are based on a favorite Scottish shortbread recipe. They're just the right amount of sweet—and fun to decorate! —Peggy Goodrich, Enid, Oklahoma
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Pearl dust

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Gradually beat in flour (dough will be crumbly). Shape into a ball.
  • On a lightly floured surface, press dough to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 1-in. diamond-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with pearl dust. Bake 12-15 minutes or until firm. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 60 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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