Shortbread Bars

Shortbread Bars
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5 Reviews
Sprinkle shortbread with coarse or decorator sugar to make it extra special.
15 min
Prep Time
1:15
Total Time
16 bars

Ingredients

1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 cup
sugar
1 cup
all-purpose flour
1/4 cup
cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon
salt
2 tablespoons
sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. 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.
  2. Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 8 or 9-inch square baking pan; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake for 23 to 25 minutes or until light golden. Immediately sprinkle with remaining sugar. Cool 5 minutes. Cut into bars. Cool completely before removing from pan.
  3. Variations:
  4. Lemon Shortbread: Add 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest to dough. Bake as directed.
  5. Pecan Shortbread: Add 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted pecans to dough. Bake as directed.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
100
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
12g
Protein
1g
Fat
5g
Sodium
85mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I actually love this recipe for my cutout cookies. They're delicate, but everybody says they are the best cutouts they've ever had. I make the cookie thicker than I would a sugar cookie that has egg in it. They hold up better that way. They retain their shape better than the doughs I've tried in the past that contain egg. I bake them about 8-10 minutes.

Rating

This is the very best recipe for making cutout cookies. They're delicate to work with, but they keep their shape beautifully. I add a teaspoon of vanilla.

Rating

add one half cup of chopped chocolate chips to the dough, makes an awesome chocolate shortbread. For an extra flourish, did in Dolce Fruita a chocolate dipping sauce. Heavenly.

Rating

Scottish shortbread is one of my favorite cookies and I've searched for years for a recipe close to the finest store bought and I finally found one! I haven't bought any in a long time--this has the right lightly sweet taste and crunch that I've been looking for.

Rating

good, standard shortbread with a little bit of interest

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