Grandma McFeeter’s Shortbread

1/2 lb butter softened (room temp)

2 1/2 cups pastry flour

1/2 cup icing sugar

Place butter in large mixing bowl and place a sifter over the bowl.  Add flour and icing sugar to bowl and sift together over and into butter.  When done stir ingredients with a fork till just mixed.  Continue to knead till down forms a ball. You want to see ripples of butter throughout dough because that is what gives the shortbread it’s soft flaky texture.

Put in a 9″x 9″ glass baking dish and press lightly till even and poke with a fork to help dough cook evenly.  Or roll into 1/2 inch dough and cut with a cookie cutter.

Bake until firm but not brown at 300°F.

Cut into squares when warm if not cut with cookie cutter already