Ultimate Shortbreads

Ultimate Shortbreads Recipe

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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

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

How to Make Ultimate Shortbreads

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.

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About Ultimate Shortbreads

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