Brown Sugar Shortbread

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Shortbread cookies are one of our favorite desserts.  There are never-ending variations, some sweet and some savory.  Brown sugar really adds another depth of flavor to this already delicious sweet bite.

Brown Sugar Shortbread

Brown Sugar Shortbread


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar (use a combo of dark and light brown, if you have it)
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp butter flavor
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup raw cane sugar (for bigger sugar crystal)


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, beat sugar. Add butter and beat again.
  2. Add flavors and salt, process again.
  3. Add flour, and process until it starts to form a ball.
  4. Turn onto a piece of plastic wrap and work the dough into a smooth ball.
  5. Divide in two, and using two pieces of plastic wrap, form into two logs about 1 inch across. Wrap and store in fridge.
  6. To bake, heat oven to 300. Place 1/4 cup sugar in bowl (or you can skip this step, if you prefer them plain). Cut logs into 1/4 inch slices (work with dough cold). Press top of each cookie into sugar. Place slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake about 25 minutes, do not brown.

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  1. Beverly Boyd says:

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