Monday, June 18, 2012

Brown Sugar Shortbread

It was only in the last few years that I realized making shortbread was so simple. It's so rich-tasting that I always assumed it must involve a lot of work. It really doesn't! In fact, this recipe that my Stepmother gave to me a few years ago only has 3 ingredients! And it's oh so yummy - tastes very similar to the Walker shortbread cookies you can buy.

Brown Sugar Shortbread

1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 1/4 cups flour

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Cream butter and sugar in mixing bowl until fluffy. Add flour gradually, mixing in. Turn dough onto floured surface and knead until smooth.

Pat into a 1/3 inch thick rectangle about 8x11 inches. Cut into 1x2 inch strips. {I used my Pampered Chef pizza cutter to make that part easy!} Place strips 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Prick with fork.

Bake for 25 minutes or until bottoms begin to brown. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet. Remove to rack.


Isn't that simple? If you've never tried it, you really should! And if you like shortbread, you might also like my  Chocolate Chip Shortbreads or the super-easy Scottish Shortbread bars!

Do you make shortbread? Could you hand me over a shortbread cookie right now to go with my coffee? :)

This post linked to:
 ~ Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
 ~ Chic and Crafty Party at The Frugal Girls
 ~ I'm Lovin' It at TidyMom

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Have a blessed and simply delicious day friends!


  1. that sounds so good -- deep and rich from the brown sugar! yum!

  2. I love shortbread. I haven't eaten it in awhile but I still love it in my heart. LOL!

    Big those 3 ingredients are all you'll need to be happy size hugs to you.


  3. Shortbread cookies are my husband's favorite! They make a VERY good cookie crust for cheesecake! ;)

  4. Just Love ShortBread.
    Thanks for the new Idea! Lmc

  5. hi Lisa
    Thanks for the brown sugar shortbread recipe.
    I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
    If you don't mind, can you submit your brown sugar shortbread photo in ?
    It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.


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