Buttery Shortbread Pastry Dough

Buttery Shortbread Pastry Dough
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 7 oz. (14 Tbs.) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Tbs. chilled heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 9 oz. (2 cups) bleached allpurpose flour
  • 1 tsp. table salt
  • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar

In a food processor, combine the flour, butter, egg, sugar, cream, lemon juice, and salt and pulse until the dough starts gathering together in big clumps, as shown below. Turn the dough out onto a counter and gather it together. Shape the dough as directed in the recipe you’re making.

View full recipe at Fine Cooking


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