Friday, April 23, 2010

Brown Sugar Shortbread - Simple Saturday

I'm not a sugar-pusher, but sometimes a little sugary, sweet, carmelized cookie with nuts is just simply what you need, okay...want. When that urge hits, and you decide to give in to it and you wish it could be fast, but good and homemade with only a handful of ingredients -- these will make your dreams come true.
Brown Sugar Shortbread
I like shapes, so I rolled these out and used cookie cutters, but you can roll out and cut into quick squares or even just press the dough into a pan.

Wanna get fancy? Dip halfway in chocolate. Have a wonderfully Simple Saturday.

1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
dash of cinnamon
(*optional, but so recommended: 1/3 cup toasted, chopped pecans)

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Stir in flour (and optional nuts)
Roll out between two sheets of wax paper or plastic wrap to about 1/2 inch thickness
Cut shapes out, place on sprayed or parchment or silpat covered baking pan
Bake 15-20 minutes at 325F
(makes about 12, double recipe for more)

These keep well, if no one sees them :D


Daydreamer Desserts said...

Love these... only a handfull of ingredients and you have these super tasty cookies. Yum!

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

i love short bread! and this recipe is so pantry friendly you could make it anytime love that!

Khali//Bandit and the Scene Stealers said...

I don't know what is better the recipe or those photos! I started licking my screen. yum!