Shortbread Royal Fan Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 1/4 cups un-sifted all-purpose flour
In large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed, beat butter with brown sugar
until light and fluffy.
Mix very well. Stir in flour until smooth and well blended, (dough will be
Refrigerate dough, covered, several hours.
Preheat oven to 300 F. Divide dough in half; refrigerate one half until ready to
On lightly floured pastry cloth or surface, roll out each half 1/4 inch thick.
Cut with 3 1/4-inch round
scalloped cookie cutter. Cut each round into fourths. with small knife, mark
each fourty with lines to
represent fans; or use 1 1/2-to 2-inch fancy cookie cutters of your choice.
Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets; bake 20 to 25 minutes
until lightly golden brown.
Makes about 5 dozen.