Canadian Maple Shortbread

Recipe by Ranikabani
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READY IN: 1hr
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Maple butter
  • 23
    cup maple syrup (use the real thing!)
  • 1
    cup butter, at room temperature (use butter, not margarine)
  • Shortbread
  • 34
    cup maple butter
  • 2
    cups flour
  • 1
    pinch salt
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DIRECTIONS

  • Maple 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.
  • When it is cool, add the butter and stir or gently whisk until well blended.
  • Place in frigde until firm.
  • This makes about 3/4 cup.
  • Shortbread: In a food processor or blender, combine the maple butter, flour and salt.
  • Use the pulse setting to combine well the ingredients.
  • Take it out of the blender/food processor and shape it into a ball.
  • Flatten it to a disc shape.
  • Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until well chilled.
  • Preheat oven to 350F and position rack to centre of oven.
  • Remove dough from the fridge and roll it out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut 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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