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Easy Shortbread Cookies

1 cup soft butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups sifted flour

Preheat oven to 300F. Thoroughly mix butter and sugar. Stir in sifted flour (set 1/2 cup aside & add if needed). Mix thoroughly with hands. Roll into two logs, cover with wax paper and chill for 2 hours. Cut into slices and place on cookie sheets. You can also roll out and cut with cookie cutters (before chilling), place on cookie sheets, cover and chill for 2 hours. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 20 – 25 minutes. Yields 2 dozen.

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