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Oct 19, 2010

Recipe: Brown sugar shortbread

By: Claire Stubbs

Recipe: Brown sugar shortbread Author: Style At Home

Recipes
Oct 19, 2010

Recipe: Brown sugar shortbread

By: Claire Stubbs
Ingredients
  • 1 cup halved pecans
  • 1-1/4 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup demerara sugar, plus extra for sprinkling on top
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Directions
1 Preheat oven to 350F. On a small baking sheet, toast the pecans in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool and then chop coarsely. In a bowl, beat the butter until soft and smooth. Add the demerara sugar and mix well. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, nutmeg and salt. Stir into the butter mixture along with the chopped pecans.

2 On a piece of parchment paper, roll the dough out into a square shape, about 1/4 inch thick. Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting. Once firm, cut the dough into 2-inch squares. Place the squares about 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets and sprinkle the cookie tops with a little extra demerara sugar. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through. Cool completely and serve.


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