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Brown Sugar Shortbread Recipe

Brown Sugar Shortbread Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min./batch YIELD:21 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  • 1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Gradually stir in the flour. 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 bottom begins to brown. Cool for 5 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 145 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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Rosemary Swope
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2016

"Yum Yum! After letting them cool for a few minutes, eat some while still warm. Even Walkers Shortbread can't do that!"

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AMANDALEEANN
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"This was a very tasty recipe. Everyone who tried them loved them. So simple too!"

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georgeanna
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2015

"I have made these often and they are always a big hit. It is very important not to over kneed. The cookies will get dry and tasteless."

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chayamalkadina
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

"Brown Sugar Shortbread

I've made this recipe for years and it's always a hit. I usually add some vanilla extract before mixing flour. A little Sea salt with the flour mixture is good if using unsalted butter (best). High quality ingredients make a difference too...use a low moisture butter like Plugra or Straus Organic, King Arthur Flour, and definitely mix flour in gradually. it really makes a difference."

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wswarren59
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"With a recipe like this, which has only a few ingredients, the quality of those ingredients will make or break your results. Use a really good brown sugar - muscovado is even better. I also used Kerrygold butter and rolled them out to about 1/3" thick and cut them out, then sprinkled with raw sugar. They were amazing."

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LeslieH
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"Tastes great and easy to make"

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wellar
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"Thanks for having this shortbread recipie on line. It is the same one my mother and grandmother made. They were from Manitoba also. And it makes the best short"

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OhBeeOne
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"Pretty bland. For all the butter and brown sugar it should have more flavor, I think. Would not make it again. (This may be okay as a cookie to go with ice cream but I wouldn't waste the calories on them."

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Fernflower
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"I love these cookies just the way they are!! They are so easy and they melt in your mouth. I will make them again and again and again!!!"

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1275
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"great with strawberry jelly on top!"

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