Company is coming! Tonight! Shortbread was requested…because I make shortbread. In fact, other than Witchy Poo Cake, I think it is the only baked good I am fairly confident about turning out consistently. Now watch…tonight it won’t.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup margarine (you can go with the full cup of either but the 1/2 and 1/2 is good)
2/3 cup sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 375. Cream together butter, margarine and sugar. Add flour. Run in a heavy duty mixer for 5-10 minuts or knead by hand.

Pat into pie plate. Prick with fork. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut into pie-shaped wedges and cool on a wire rack.

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