Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Easy Shortbread

I haven't had as much time as usual for baking for IV and DV so I have been searching for quick, scratch recipes. This recipe is great because you can do everything in the food processor and the ingredients are ones I always have around. I found it in my local paper and modified slightly:

Brown Sugar Shortbread

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
pinch ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly butter a 9" springform pan. In the food processor (or mixer) process the butter until soft. Add brown sugar and vanilla, process. Add the flour and salt; do not over mix. The dough should look a bit crumbly (see photo.) Press into pan using fingers. Combine 1 tbsp sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle over top. Cut into wedges and pierce each several times with a fork. Bake until golden brown and firm at edges while still soft in center. 40-45 minutes. Cool in pan and recut wedges. Store in an airtight container.
This is my entry in the works for me Wednesday kitchen organization edition! It works for me!


Heart of Wisdom said...

yummy! That looks great. Martha Stewart has nothing on you gal!

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tarable said...

This looks Delish! I am a big fan of shortbread and this looks like a really easy recipe with minimal clean up. Its always good to find something else to do with my springform pans too, since I only make cheesecake a couple times a year. I think I'll set some butter out to soften right now! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm... that looks good. I'll have to try it!