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Brown Sugar Shortbread

 Brown Sugar Shortbread
These rich buttery cookies have just three ingredients! They're a snap to make for a last-minute gift or when guests will be arriving on short notice. For best results, gradually stir the flour into the dough. -Shirley Gardiner Clearwater, Manitoba
21 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min./batch


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually stir in flour and mix well. Turn onto a lightly floured
  • surface and knead until smooth, about 3 minutes. Pat into a
  • 1/3-in.-thick rectangle measuring 11 in. x 8 in.
  • Cut into 2-in. x 1-in. strips. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking
  • sheets. Prick with a fork.
  • Bake at 300° for 25 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield:
  • 3-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 2 cookies equals 145 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.