Tutti Frutti Shortbread Cookies

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Tutti Frutti Shortbread Cookies
Tutti Frutti Shortbread Cookies
These very festive looking cookies use so few ingredients to make such buttery flavorful cookies. They freeze well or can be treated as "bake-off" cookies, keeping the dough logs in the fridge for several days, slicing off as many as you need and baking them to serve fresh from the oven. Nothing welcomes people to your home during the Holidays like the aroma of freshly baked cookies greeting them on their arrival.

Tutti Frutti Shortbread Cookies

Recipe by Barry C. Parsons
Just a few simple ingredients is all it takes to create these pretty, festive, all-butter shortbread cookies with a sweet fruity flavor punch. 

Prep time: About an hour or two depending on the chilling time for the dough.
Cook time: 15-18 minutes per cookie sheet
Total time: About 2 hours
Yield: 4 dozen cookies
  • 2 cups unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed glace fruit
Cooking Directions
  1. Cream together the butter sugar and vanilla until very light and fluffy.
  2. Gently fold in the flour and salt until the dry ingredients are almost completely incorporated.
  3. Add the glace fruit and work into a soft dough.
  4. Form the dough into two 1 1/2 inch wide logs.
  5. Wrap the dough logs in plastic wrap and chill for a couple of hours. (Note: This dough will be fine in the fridge for several days if you want to bake off the cookies a few at a time as needed.)
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees when ready to bake the cookies.
  7. Using a very sharp knife, cut 1/4 inch slices of dough from the log and place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake for about 15-18 minutes until the bottom edges are noticeably golden brown.
  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Store in an airtight container. These cookies also freeze very well.
  11. You can also drizzle these with melted white chocolate if you like.

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