This is a variation of Shortbread that has a uniquely Canadian flavour! It is much like the Scottish shortbread with it's rich creamery butter flavour combined with Canada's maple syrup. It requires two separate steps: making the maple butter and making the shortbread. It's an easy recipe to make and I hope you enjoy it.
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- 2/3 cup maple syrup (use the real thing!)
- 1 cup butter, at room temperature (use butter, not margarine)
- 1Maple butter: In a small saucepan, bring the maple syrup to a boil and reduce by half (this should take about 15 minutes) Remove from heat and let it stand at room temp.
- 2When it is cool, add the butter and stir or gently whisk until well blended.
- 3Place in frigde until firm.
- 4This makes about 3/4 cup.
- 5Shortbread: In a food processor or blender, combine the maple butter, flour and salt.
- 6Use the pulse setting to combine well the ingredients.
- 7Take it out of the blender/food processor and shape it into a ball.
- 8Flatten it to a disc shape.
- 9Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until well chilled.
- 10Preheat oven to 350F and position rack to centre of oven.
- 11Remove dough from the fridge and roll it out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
- 12Cut dough into desired shapes (I use a maple leaf shaped cookie cutter... very Canadian, eh?) Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet and bake until slightly golden brown (about 10-15 min, depending on your oven).
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Nutritional Facts for Canadian Maple Shortbread
Serving Size: 1 (858 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 120.0
- Calories from Fat 81
- Total Fat 9.0 g
- Saturated Fat 5.6 g
- Cholesterol 23.7 mg
- Sodium 68.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 9.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
- Sugars 3.5 g
- Protein 0.8 g