Browned Butter Pan Shortbread With Glaze

READY IN: 43mins
YIELD: 4 dozen




  • Heat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Prepare an ungreased 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.
  • 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!).
  • Remove from heat and refrigerate for 7-8 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Reduce the speed to low and add in all-purpose flour and cake flour; beat until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Press the dough into an ungreased jelly-roll pan.
  • Prick all over with fork.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes or until set but not too brown.
  • Cool 5 minutes.
  • While the dough is still hot, slice into squares, rectangles, diamonds or triangles using a sharp knife.
  • To make the glaze; in a heavy saucepan brown 3 tablespoons butter (this should take about 2-3 minutes) cool for 5 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Drizzle over the COOLED shortbread.
  • Let stand for 30 minutes.