Kay's Shortbread168 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 30 min
- Ready In: 45 min
“This simple shortbread cookie is baked in a nine inch round cake pan, and cut into wedges.” - by k. johnston
Original recipe yields 14 cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and confectioners' sugar. Stir in the butter and vanilla, and mix until a stiff dough forms. Pat dough into 9-inch round cake pan, and prick well with a fork. Sprinkle remaining sugar over dough.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Cut into wedges while warm. Cool on wire rack; separate cookies.
Amount Per Serving (14 total)
- 206 cal
- 13.3 g
- 19.8 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (168)Rate This Recipe
"Wow, truly an amazing, authentic shortbread recipe. It's very buttery, moist, dense and MELT-IN-YOUR-MOUTH delicious. I agree w/ the other reviewers by needing a bit more sugar, so I added 1 extra t..." See moreablespoon white sugar and dusted it with powder sugar immediately out of the oven. (No need for sugar on top b4 baking) I also added 1 tablespoon milk since it was a bit dry and made the dough nice n' moist. I've also used almond extract instead of vanilla the second time and it was VERY good. I cut mine into 1" x 2" inch mini bars and have it with a hot cup of English Breakfast tea in the morning or when I have company and it's HEAVENLY. Keep it in an airtight container and it tastes just like the first day."
"What a hit! Thanks Kay! Having said that - I have made the following modifications with great results: 4 tablespoons white sugar instead of 2 (not quite sweet enough for us the first time I made th..." See moreis recipe) Once pressed into baking dish/pan and before I put it in the oven, I sprinkle with about a tablespoon of white sugar so that it makes a wonderful sweet-crunchy top on the shortbread! We have Myer Lemons growing in the yard here in Florida so I have also now come up with a lemon shortbread version of this recipe: Add the juice of half a medium lemon and two teaspoons of grated lemon peel and toss in an extra tablespoon or so of flour to compensate for wetness of the lemon juice - we love this version, I have made this lemon version two times now!"
"I made 2 batches of this recipe, one hand mixed, and one using my KitchenAid mixer. The hand mixed one came out the way it is supposed to be, in a soft dough form, and it baked out nice and crispy. Th..." See moree other one came out nicely done too, but the dough was too runny, sort of batter-like. I think hand mixing is the way to go. Delicious."
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