Shortbread Cookie Mix
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients, blending well. Transfer to a jar or put mix in a small bag, then seal, tie with a decorative bow, fasten and put in a large mug or pretty bowl with instructions attached. On a small card or decorative paper, write these instructions:
Shortbread Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 package Shortbread Cookie Mix Preheat the oven to 300°. Using fingers, gently knead the butter into the shortbread mix until well blended. Press the shortbread mixture firmly into an 8-inch pie plate. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until pale in color, but not browned. Cut into wedges while still warm. Makes 16 buttery cookie wedges. (These are a personal favorite. I like to dip the wedges in melted chocolate, let cool, eat and store the rest...unfortunately, they do not last for long! LOL!)