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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

MARY STADNYK'S SHORTBREAD COOKIES and Girls in Residence



1964:  Residence Photo


Celebrating one’s birthday, while away from home at university, sometimes meant a traditional cake.

At other times, it meant downing a bottle of wine with my best friend, Eileen.

And, one time, it meant two of us devouring the entire shoebox of Shortbread cookies my mother had sent me as a care package.

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MARY STADNYK’S SHORTBREAD COOKIES

4 cups flour
1 cup icing sugar
1 pound butter
¼ tsp soda  (a pinch)
½ tsp salt

Mix with hands for 20 minutes.  Form one inch balls and press down with a fork on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake in slow oven (325 degrees) about 10 minutes.  Watch carefully.  They are done when coloured around the edges.