• Brown Sugar Shortbread

    by Dorothy Reinhold on October 19, 2014

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    Amidst all the wretched excess of the coming holiday season, it pays to remember that home-cooked foods don’t have to be expensive to be good.

    That’s the thinking behind our Sunday Supper recipe collection today. Budget-Friendly is our mantra, and we have 48 recipes that will help you keep the green in your wallet.

    My offering is this easy Brown Sugar Shortbread. Three ingredients, all of them likely on hand already, and you’ll have a cookie you can serve for dessert, give as a gift, or include on a cookie platter for a party. The fact that they’re cheap, easy AND kid-friendly is a bonus.

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    Brown Sugar Shortbread

    Rating: 51

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook Time: 25 minutes

    Yield: 40 cookies.

    Serving Size: 1 cookie

    Easy, simple shortbread that tastes lightly of caramel from the brown sugar, and will find a place on any holiday cookie platter.


    • 1 cup butter, at room temperature (I prefer Kerrygold butter)
    • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
    • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour


    1. Heat oven to 300 degrees.
    2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy, several minutes. Mix in the flour gently; do not over mix.
    3. Turn the dough out onto a board that has been lightly floured. Pat it into a rectangle about 1/3-inch thick, and about 11 inches long by 8 inches wide. Cut dough into 4 long strips (about 2 inches wide each), and then make 9 horizontal cuts; you will have 40 cookies total.
    4. Using a spatula, place cookies about 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Prick tops with a fork several times each, or use the blunt end of a thin bamboo skewer to poke the cookies. I like to poke them to resemble dice, or dominoes, just for fun.
    5. Bake for 25 minutes. Cookies will be light brown and will hold their shape. Remove from oven and cool on pan for 5 minutes, then remove cookies from pan and place on a wire rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container.
    6. Makes 40 cookies.


    Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

    Note: Please use real butter and do not substitute margarine or other solid fats.


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