1/2 teaspoon shortening
1/2 pound (2 sticks) salted butter
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups flour, divided
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Using shortening, grease a 15 1/2-by-10 1/2-inch jelly
roll pan. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add 1/2 cup of the
flour and mix thoroughly. Add remaining flour until throughly incorporated. Mixture will
be somewhat dry and crumbly.
Press mixture into prepared pan; it should be about 3/4-inch thick. Prick with the tines
of a fork several times for textured look. Bake about 45-50 minutes or until lightly
golden. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes. Cut into 1-by-3-inch bars or squares of a
Makes about 4 dozen 1-by-3-inch bars; analysis based on 1 bar.