Shortbread are popular cookies for everyone. They can be made into rolled, shaped cookies. Or, they can be made into pan cookies. The batter can be pressed into a baking pan and cut into squares or finger-shapes.
Shortbread are recommended for those who have to watch their sugar intake, and they are tasty for those just wanting a wonderful taste treat.
Here's a very simple and quick recipe for all to enjoy! Even though you can save calories and fat by using margaine, I wouldn't touch margarine with a ten-foot pole. The butter is just TOO delish!
1-1/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
Mix these two ingredients together until creamy.
2-1/2 cups unbleached flour
dash of salt
Stir these ingredients into the creamed mixture. Mix thoroughly.
Preheat oven to 350.
Lightly grease a 9"x13" baking pan.
Press mixture into pan and even it out. It'll be about 1/4" thick.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until edges are brown.
Remove from oven when done and cool prior to cutting.
Makes about 25 bars.