Irish Shortbread

Submitted By: Michael J. DeGeorge


  • 1 pound butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 to 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


In a mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add 33/4 cups flour; mix well. Sprinkle pastry board with additional flour; knead dough for five minutes, adding enough remaining flour to make a soft, non-sticky dough.
Roll to 1/2-inch thickness; cut into 3-x-1-inch strips. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets; prick each piece with a fork. Bake at 325ยบ for 20-25 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
Yield: Four dozen.