Brown Sugar Shortbread

Karla Allen


The pure taste of butter and brown sugar in this delicate cookie make you reach for another while the first one is still melting in your mouth.
My sister was visiting and I had a plate of Brown Sugar Shortbread on the table. We sat chatting & she ate about 5 cookies in just a few minutes. When she realized it she slid the cookie plate across the table & said, "Oh, my goodness! Get those cookies out of the room before I eat them all!"
Brown sugar shortbread is a simple recipe, easy to prepare. It can be made into different shapes, dressed up or dressed down!

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makes about 3 dozen cookies


10 Min


15 Min


1 c
butter (no substitutes)
1/2 c
light brown sugar, packed
2 1/4 c
all purpose flour

Directions Step-By-Step

Cream together softened butter and brown sugar.
Stir in flour and form into a ball.
Divide dough in half. With palms of hands pat each half into rectangles 1/2 inch thick. Cut out cookies using 2 1/2 inch round cookie or biscuit cutter.**
Place 1 1/2 inch apart on non-stick cookie pans. (do not grease)Bake at 300 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until edges begin to lightly brown.
You may choose to decorate with pecan "cookie pieces" or your favorite butter cream frosting. However, these are awesome in their pure simple state.
** If dough becomes soft and difficult to handle, refrigerate for 15 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies