mojito shortbread bars

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Vickie Parks
from Renton, WA

The great taste of a classic Mojito cocktail, but in delicious and irresistible shortbread cookie form. What could be better than that! They're even better if you enjoy them with a classic Mojito cocktail, to wash them down with double the refreshing Mojito taste!

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 24 bars
prep time 15 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mojito shortbread bars

  • 3 Tbsp
    light rum
  • 16 to 18
    fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • SHORTBREAD BASE
  • 3/4 cup
    unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 cup
    powdered sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups
    all-purpose flour, divided
  • MOJITO TOPPING
  • 4 lg
    eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups
    granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 2 tsp
    lime zest, freshly grated
  • 2/3 cup
    lime juice (about 6 limes)
  • 2 Tbsp
    milk
  • 2 Tbsp
    powdered sugar
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How To Make mojito shortbread bars

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly coat bottom and sides of a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set baking dish aside.
  • 2
    In a small bowl, mix together the rum and mint leaves; set aside.
  • 3
    SHORTBREAD BASE: In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and powdered sugar together on medium speed. Gradually add flour with electric mixer on low speed, just until well combined. Press dough into an even layer in the baking dish.
  • 4
    Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove baking dish from oven and set aside.
  • 5
    MOJITO TOPPING In a large bowl, whisk eggs and sugar. Add flour and salt, and whisk until well blended. Add lime zest, lime juice and milk, and whisk until blended.
  • 6
    Place a strainer over a bowl. Pour rum mixture into the strainer. Press mint leaves with back of spoon several times to drain as much liquid from leaves as possible. Discard mint leaves. Pour minty rum mixture into the egg mixture, and whisk until well combined. Pour over shortbread layer. Bake another 25 to 27 minutes or until the center is set.
  • 7
    Let cool completely or at least 1 hour. Sprinkle a light dusting of powdered sugar on top. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Bars should keep for several days if stored in a airtight container and kept in the refrigerator.
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