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    Browned Butter Pan Shortbread With Glaze

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    43 mins

    25 mins

    18 mins

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    These are baked in a jelly-roll pan, sliced into desired shapes then drizzled with glaze, these cookies are AMAZING!!!!!

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    1. 1
      Heat oven to 300 degrees.
    2. 2
      Prepare an ungreased 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.
    3. 3
      Melt 1 cup butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat; continue to cook stirring constantly and watching closely until the butter JUST starts to turn golden (about 4-6 minutes, the butter will get foamy and bubble!).
    4. 4
      Remove from heat and refrigerate for 7-8 minutes.
    5. 5
      In a large bowl combine the browned butter, brown sugar, powdered sugar and vanilla in a large bowl; beat at medium speed until well combined.
    6. 6
      Reduce the speed to low and add in all-purpose flour and cake flour; beat until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    7. 7
      Press the dough into an ungreased jelly-roll pan.
    8. 8
      Prick all over with fork.
    9. 9
      Bake for 18-22 minutes or until set but not too brown.
    10. 10
      Cool 5 minutes.
    11. 11
      While the dough is still hot, slice into squares, rectangles, diamonds or triangles using a sharp knife.
    12. 12
      To make the glaze; in a heavy saucepan brown 3 tablespoons butter (this should take about 2-3 minutes) cool for 5 minutes.
    13. 13
      In a small bowl combine the browned butter with all remaining ingredients EXCEPT the water; beat or whisk add in enough water to create desired glazing consistancy.
    14. 14
      Drizzle over the COOLED shortbread.
    15. 15
      Let stand for 30 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 13, 2010


      Really good shortbread. I skipped the glaze as I wanted something very simple and this was just the thing. The brown butter gives it a butterscotch flavour and the texture is smooth and almost flaky, almost crumbly. Thank you for posting this. Next time I'll try it with the glaze.

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    • on April 25, 2010


      Perfect - just perfect. Make these delightful bites of goodness right away !!!

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    • on April 23, 2008


      I can't believe I forgot to rate these. I looooooooooooove them! Easy, yummy. Enough said.

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    Nutritional Facts for Browned Butter Pan Shortbread With Glaze

    Serving Size: 1 (886 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1039.3
    Calories from Fat 499
    Total Fat 55.4 g
    Saturated Fat 34.7 g
    Cholesterol 144.9 mg
    Sodium 401.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 128.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 64.1 g
    Protein 8.2 g

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