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Shortbread Bars

Shortbread Bars

Sprinkle shortbread with coarse or decorator sugar to make it extra special.

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15 min
Prep Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter and 1/4 cup sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low. Add flour, cornstarch and salt; beat until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 9-inch tart pan or 8- inch square baking pan; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake 18-20 minutes or until light golden. Immediately sprinkle with remaining sugar. Cool 5 minutes. Cut into bars. Cool completely before removing from pan.

Lemon Shortbread

Add 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest to dough. Bake as directed.

Pecan Shortbread

Add 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted pecans to dough. Bake as directed.

Nutrition (1 bar)

100 Calories
6 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
85 Sodium (mg)
12 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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