Brazil Nut Shortbread

"A really good, really rich South Amercian cookie, great with coffee or chocolate. From Leith's Latin American Cooking."
 
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Brazil Nut Shortbread created by lilsweetie
Ready In:
1hr 15mins
Ingredients:
6
Yields:
8 wedges
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ingredients

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directions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Grind the Brazil nuts finely.
  • Beat the butter until fluffy, add the sugar and beat until fluffy again--do beat adequately.
  • Sift in the flours and the nuts and work to a smooth dough.
  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment.
  • place a 6" flan ring or tart form on the cookie sheet to use as a guide.
  • Press the dough onto the sheet inside the ring to form a neat 6" inch circle.
  • Remove the ring and flatten the dought slightly with a rolling pin.
  • Prick the circle of dough with a fork and score it into eight wedges.
  • Sprinkle with a little granulated sugar and bake for forty minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cut along the score lines and leave to cool for two minutes.
  • Lift onto a rack and cool completely.
  • If they don't get immediately eaten, store in an airtight container.

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  1. vorfreude7
    Confused by the amount of butter. Isn’t 1/4 lb butter 4 ozs or 8 tablespoons? Why do suggestions mention increasing butter to 1/3 cup which is 5 tablespoons?
     
  2. lilsweetie
    Brazil Nut Shortbread Created by lilsweetie
  3. Sydney Mike
    GREAT TASTING SHORTBREAD, & I made a double batch to share with a group I'm hosting tomorrow evening! Will be sharing the recipe with them, as well ~ Thanks for posting it! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe]
     
  4. CookingONTheSide
    Wonderful shortbread! I took Kittencal's advice and increased the butter and sugar. It turned out delicious! Made for ZWT4 for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.
     
  5. pj lin
    very tasty! Did me a big favor to get rid of all the bazilnuts that we don't like. cinnamon powder gives it good flavor.
     

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