Shortbread Sheep

Course : Breads
Serves: 16
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2 cups unsalted softened butter
1 cup sugar
4 cups flour
1/4 tablespoon salt

Preparation / Directions:

Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 20 to 25 minutes 1. Cream butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in flour and salt. Knead the dough briefly until smooth. If dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour. (Dough can be refrigerated up to several days; soften slightly before shaping cookies.) 2. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Have ungreased baking sheets ready. 3. Pat half of the dough out on lightly floured surface to 1/2 -inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes. Place cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake until light brown on edges, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Note: The sheep cookie cutter used by Koenig is a Hallmark cutter that is no longer available. A sheep pattern can be made out of cardboard and placed over dough; cut out the shape with a small knife.


Nutritional Information:

162 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (1% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 36g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 101mg Sodium

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