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Frosted Shortbread Recipe

Frosted Shortbread Recipe

My mom has always known that homemade cookies have a special appeal that can't be duplicated by the store-brought variety. Even today, she keeps us grownup kids well stocked with fresh-from-the-oven treats such as this tender shortbread. —Pat Cole Polebridge, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 milk chocolate candy bar (1.55 ounces each), broken into rectangles
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Press into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3. Immediately place candy bar pieces over crust. Let stand for 1 minute or until softened; spread chocolate evenly. Sprinkle with walnuts. Cool. Cut into squares. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 223 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 143 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.