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    Vegan Shortbread

    Vegan Shortbread. Photo by Chef Joey Z.

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

    gorillavegetarian's Note:

    I know shortbread is easily made vegan but for those who are worried about how vegan margarine will compete with butter - worry no more. This recipe I used made very buttery, not too sweet traditional shortbread.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    fingers

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Pre-heat oven to 300°F.
    2. 2
      Cream together margarine and sugar.
    3. 3
      Add sifted flour 1/4 cup at a time.
    4. 4
      Use hands to mix into a soft, smooth dough.
    5. 5
      With hands press into a 1-2cm thick rectangle and use sharp knife to cut into fingers.
    6. 6
      Use fork to make pretty shortbread holes.
    7. 7
      Place in oven for 25 minutes.
    8. 8
      Let cool on tray for 5 minutes.
    9. 9
      EXTRA NOTES:.
    10. 10
      This shortbread is not overly sweet - feel free to add another loosely packed TBS or 2 of brown sugar to the mix. Feel free to sprinkle granulated sugar on top before baking. Also depending on your oven cookies can be ready after only 15-20 minutes or can be cooked for up to 50 minutes (for extra crunch and with a very golden bottom). Keep an eye on shortbread for your preference.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 15, 2008

      55

      Thanks - these were exactly what I was looking for. Added some fresh vanilla bean, but otherwise made them just as you said, and they were nice, traditional shortbread cookies.

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    • on November 18, 2007

      35

      was good but the cookies were a little too chewy and a tad too oily.

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    • on September 06, 2007

      45

      I made these this afternoon in oak and maple leaf shapes. I chose to make them thin so they came out crispy and a lovely golden colour. They are much like sugar cookies when like this. Next time I'm going to make them thicker. Very tasty, thanks for a very nice recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Vegan Shortbread

    Serving Size: 1 (376 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 69.0
     
    Calories from Fat 1
    69%
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 2.4 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 15.4 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    1%
    Sugars 5.3 g
    21%
    Protein 1.3 g
    2%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    vegan margarine

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