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Custom Shortbread

Shortbread is perfect as-is, but can also be customized however you like it; flavour the dough with citrus zest, tea, lavender, spices or extracts, and try stirring in finely chopped dark chocolate or toasted nuts, or anything else you can think of.

Custom Shortbread

Total Time:

30mins

Prep:

15mins

Cook:

15mins

Skill Level:

Easy

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 - 2 tsp. grated orange or lemon zest, loose Earl Grey tea leaves or lavender (optional)
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch salt
  • finely chopped dark chocolate (optional)
  • SUB: We recommend Toasted Founders & Farmers Pecans finely chopped

How to Make It

1.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

2.

In a medium bowl, beat the butter, sugar, citrus zest, tea or lavender (if you're using it) and vanilla until pale and creamy.

3.

Add the flour and salt and beat on low or stir by hand until you have a soft dough.

4.

Press the dough into an ungreased 8 or 9-inch round pan and poke a few times with a fork, then press down around the edges with the tines of a fork.

5.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until pale golden.

6

Cool for a few minutes, but slice while still warm.

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