Best Irish Shortbread Anywhere
- 1 pound butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- Use a pastry cutter or a fork to mash everything together until crumbly.
Knead by hand until everything forms a shiny ball. (This takes a LOT of kneading.)
- Flatten dough into a rectangular pan, or two smaller pans, and poke all
over with a fork.
- Bake at 325 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes (depends on whether you like
hard or soft cookies).
- Cut it into bars, then bake for another 20 to 30 minutes at
275 degrees F.