Brown Sugar Shortbread

by , Updated April 5, 2017
brown sugar shortbread recipe
Diana Rattray

This simple shortbread is a fabulous holiday treat, or make a batch for a weekend at home with your family. Use cookie cutters or roll, slice, and bake.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes



  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar and butter; beat with electric mixer until light and creamy. Beat in flour (knead in the last of the flour if the dough is too thick for your mixer); turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll to 1/4-inch thickness.
  3. Slice or cut out and use a fork to prick the cookies 3 or 4 times.
  4. Arrange the cookies on ungreased baking sheets and bake for 22 to 26 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges.

Makes about 3 dozen 1 1/2-inch cookies

Calories per cookie: 81
Fat per cookie: 5.2


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