Ultimate Shortbreads Recipe

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Ultimate Shortbreads

Mabel Deighton

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@uhura

I love this shortbread! It's a recipe from Chatelaine.com

Can't resist eating 1, 2 or even 3 squares myself per day.
Nutrition: per serving:
128 calories, 1 g protein
13 g carbs, 8 g fat, 74 mg sodium


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Rating:
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Serves:
24 cookies
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
all-purpose flour
3/4 c
icing sugar
1/3 c
rice flour
3/4 tsp
salt
1 c
cold unsalted butter, cubed

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 300F. Line a 9 x 13 in. non-stick metal pan (I used a pyrex glass pan) with parchment paper, with overhanging edges.

2WHIRL flour with icing sugar, rice flour and salt in a food processor until combined. Add cubed butter ( I used salted butter so I reduced salt to 1/4 tsp.) through the feed tube while pulsing until dough just comes together.

3Dough will be slightly crumbly. Transfer to prepared pan. Press dough over bottom of pan. Use the flat bottom of a measuring cup to smooth the top. ( I used a pastry cloth and rolled a smooth glass from side to side that fit inside the pan.) Score the surface into 24 squares, if desired. Prick

4( I used a pastry cloth and rolled a smooth glass from side to side that fit inside the pan.) Score the surface into 24 squares, if desired. Prick dough all over with a fork.

5BAKE in center of oven until top is just golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Cut shortbread into squares while still hot. Remove parchment and place on a cooling rack. (I just put the dish on a cooling rack after cutting squares.)

6Keep in an airtight container at room temperature for several weeks. (I used a cookie tin).

7Variations:
SKOR: Stir in 2 chopped 39-g Skor bars into flour mixture. Continue with the recipe.
TOBLERONE: Push a piece of Toblerone into each scored square before baking.
CHOCOLATE: Instead of 1/3 cup rice flour, sift together 3 tbsp. rice flour and 3 tbsp. cocoa powder. Continue with recipe. Drizzle cooled cookies with melted chocolate.

8CHOCOLATE: Instead of 1/3 cup rice flour, sift together 3 tbsp. rice flour and 3 tbsp. cocoa powder. Continue with recipe. Drizzle cooled cookies with melted chocolate.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tag: For Kids