Total Time
Prep 50 mins
Cook 0 mins

Brown Sugar Shortbread


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar.
  2. Gradually stir in the flour.
  3. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 3 minutes.
  4. Pat into a 1/3" thick rectangle measuring 11" x8".
  5. Cut into 2" x1" strips.
  6. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  7. Prick with a fork.
  8. Bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes or until bottom begins to brown.
  9. Cool for 5 minutes.
  10. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Most Helpful

Easy, simple, delicious ... what more do you want for a holiday treat? My house smells wonderful right now, thanks to these cookies. They have a terrific taste, were stress-free to make, and the bar shape is a nice change from round cookies. I'll be making another batch tomorrow.

Lennie December 12, 2001

I substituted half of the butter with applesauce, which gave the shortbread a wonderfully delicate appley flavour. I also baked for an hour for some more 'crunch'. Overall, great recipe! This one's a sure keeper.

Anu February 15, 2002

These cookies were delicious!!! My kids loved them and so easy, I cut them in different shapes like triangles and such to add fun to them... Thank you for this easy recipe!

danielle hain October 29, 2002