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Gooey Butter Shortbread Bars

Gooey Butter Shortbread Bars

Tender shortbread crust with a gooey butter topping makes for a decadent treat.

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30 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 20 min
Total Time



1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Extra Creamy Butter, softened

1/3 cup powdered sugar


2 tablespoons light corn syrup

1 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon vanilla

6 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Extra Creamy Butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


Powdered sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray foil lightly with no-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all crust ingredients in bowl; beat at medium speed just until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press dough evenly into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine corn syrup, water and vanilla in bowl; mix well. Set aside.

  4. STEP 4

    Place 6 tablespoons butter, sugar and salt into another bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add egg; beat until well mixed. Add half of flour alternately with corn syrup mixture, beating well after each addition. Spread topping evenly over shortbread crust. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Remove from pan; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Nutrition (1 serving)

140 Calories
7 Fat (g)
25 Cholesterol (mg)
65 Sodium (mg)
18 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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