The Confederate Widow's Shortbread Recipe

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The Confederate Widow's Shortbread
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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter


  1. Sift the flour, cornstarch, powdered sugar and salt.
  2. Blend in the butter, to form a smooth mixture, stir in the vanilla.
  3. Divide the dough into 2 portions, roll, or pat, each portion into a 1/2 thick round.
  4. Outline six wedges into each round, with the tines of a fork.
  5. Place on a buttered, or parchment lined, cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 325 degrees, 20-25 minutes.
  7. Cool on wire racks.
  8. Decorate tops with almonds, bits of cherries, angelica or citron , if desired. (I never do.).
  9. When cool, separate along the fork-outlined wedge lines.
  10. Store in an airtight container,.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 439.68 Kcal (1841 kJ)
Calories from fat 237.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.43g 41%
Cholesterol 40.67mg 14%
Sodium 751.81mg 31%
Potassium 361.4mg 8%
Total Carbs 46.87g 16%
Sugars 10.93g 44%
Dietary Fiber 2.81g 11%
Protein 4.64g 9%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Calcium 87.8mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 487.37 Kcal (2041 kJ)
Calories from fat 263.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.29g 41%
Cholesterol 45.08mg 14%
Sodium 833.36mg 31%
Potassium 400.59mg 8%
Total Carbs 51.95g 16%
Sugars 12.12g 44%
Dietary Fiber 3.12g 11%
Protein 5.15g 9%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Calcium 97.3mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.4
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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