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postheadericon Easy Shortbread Cookies

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Easy Shortbread Cookies is an easy, delicious and healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, WeightWatchers (2) PointsPlus recipe for melt in your mouth cookies! NOTE: The dough must be refrigerated for at least 2 hours before baking, so plan a bit ahead. This is the best tasting shortbread cookie ever and will be asked for often. A must add to your Christmas cooking list. Makes 42 cookies. Easy Shortbread Cookies will by loved by all your family, friends and guests.easy-shortbread-cookies

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

1. Combine butter, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour. Beat, scraping bowl often, until mixture leaves sides of bowl and forms a smooth, soft dough.

2. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 6 x 2 inch round log. Wrap each log in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours.

3. Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut logs into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. Let stand 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheets.

4. Stir together the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll warm cookies in cinnamon-sugar mixture.

YIELD: 42 Cookies
Serving Size: 1 cookie per serving.

WW PointsPlus+ = 2 per cookie.

(Original recipe and image from: Land O’ Lakes, Inc.) http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/468/melt-in-your-mouth-shortbread-cookies

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 80, Fat: 4.5g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 40mg, Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 0g, Protein: 0g

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