Monday, December 5, 2011

Scottish Shortbread Squares -- recipe

Easy as One, Two, Three Festive holiday Squares.

1-2-3 Scottish Shortbread

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond flavoring ( or maple if you prefer)

2 pkg. Philadelphia Cream Cheese
3/4 cut chocolate chips
Whipped topping

Melt butter in microwaveable bowl. Stir in sugar and add flavoring. Mix flour in until pastry ball forms and sides of bowl are clear.

Roll out for a rectangular pan, or just press the dough even and flat onto a cookie sheet--not more than 1/4 inch thick. Cut dough into 4x4 inch squares before baking.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes at 350. Until it begins to brown.

Cool thoroughly.

Spread top of squares with cream cheese.

In Microwave, Melt chocolate chips in a spouted measuring cup and drizzle over top of cheese. Refrigerate half an hour.

To serve, Place single square on a dessert plate and top with whipped topping.

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