Brown Sugar Shortbread

Brown Sugar Shortbread Recipe

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Lynn Garrett


From Better Homes & Gardens- "our favorite Christmas cookies-2011


★★★★★ 1 vote

approx. 36 cookies
35 Min
10 Min


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  • 1 c
    softened butter
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 2 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • ·
    granulated sugar (for flattening)

How to Make Brown Sugar Shortbread


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F. Line cookie sheet with Parchment paper & set aside. In large mixing bowl beat butter for 30 seconds until fluffy. Add Brown sugar, spice, & salt. Beat til combined, scraping sides when necessary. Using a wooden spoon, mix in flour. (I ended up using hands to mix in last of flour..trying not handle to much)
  2. Shape into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
    Dip bottom of glass or cookie stamp into granulated sugar (I mixed 1 tsp of spice with 1/4 cup of sugar for this part.) And Flatten Cookie.
  3. Bake 10 minutes just until set. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

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About Brown Sugar Shortbread

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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