Surprise Shortbread Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexJust Enjoy
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Butter stick8 Ounce, softened (2 sticks)
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Vanilla extract1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Almond extract1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Unblanched almonds30

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 547 Calories from Fat 314

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g55.2%

Saturated Fat 10.6 g53%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 33.3 mg

Sodium 92.3 mg3.8%

Total Carbohydrates 51 g17%

Dietary Fiber 2.3 g9.4%

Sugars 17.3 g

Protein 7 g13.5%

Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 0.06%

Calcium 4.3% Iron 13%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 325°F. In a medium bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and almond extract.
2. Add flour and salt and mix until blended. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and insert an almond, leaving about one third of nut exposed. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, until cookies are pale golden, not brown. Let stand 2 minutes, then remove to a rack and let cool completely.