Shortbread

AuthorJonathan KastinCategory, ,

Possibly the easiest cookie recipe of all. Based on
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Nutrition calculation:
1 cookie or the whole pan

Yields16 Servings
 160 g all-purpose flour
 50 g sugar, plus more for sprinkling on top
 ½ tsp salt
 8 oz butter, melted
 1 tsp vanilla
1

Gather equipment:

  • 8×8 or 9×9 pan
  • parchment paper
  • whisk
  • scraper
  • 1/2 tsp measuring spoon
  • scale
  • medium glass bowl
2

Preheat oven to 350 F

3

Line the pan with parchment paper

4

Mix dry ingredients, then dump onto a plate

5

Melt the butter in the glass bowl, covered, 2 minutes in the microwave if starting frozen

6

Whisk vanilla and then dry ingredients into butter

7

Scrape dough into pan, smooth out

8

Bake 35 minutes, until golden brown

9

Sprinkle sugar on top

10

Cut into 16 squares while still warm

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie

Servings 16


Amount Per Serving
Calories 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Total Carbohydrate 10g4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 160 g all-purpose flour
 50 g sugar, plus more for sprinkling on top
 ½ tsp salt
 8 oz butter, melted
 1 tsp vanilla

Directions

1

Gather equipment:

  • 8×8 or 9×9 pan
  • parchment paper
  • whisk
  • scraper
  • 1/2 tsp measuring spoon
  • scale
  • medium glass bowl
2

Preheat oven to 350 F

3

Line the pan with parchment paper

4

Mix dry ingredients, then dump onto a plate

5

Melt the butter in the glass bowl, covered, 2 minutes in the microwave if starting frozen

6

Whisk vanilla and then dry ingredients into butter

7

Scrape dough into pan, smooth out

8

Bake 35 minutes, until golden brown

9

Sprinkle sugar on top

10

Cut into 16 squares while still warm

Shortbread

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