Nut Shortbread

"This recipe is for a shortbread mold. Shortbread made in molds make great gifts. I cover this disk with cellaphane and tie a ribbon around it. You can use pecans, almonds, hazelnuts, unsalted cashews, but NOT walnuts or peanuts."
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  • Cream the butter until it is light. Cream in the powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Stir in the ground nuts, then the flour and cornstarch.
  • Knead until smooth on a very lightly floured board. (This dough is sticky).
  • Spray the shortbread pan very lightly with a non stick veggie spray.
  • Firmly press the dough into the shortbread pan.
  • Prick the entire surface with a fork and bake the shortbread right in the pan.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for about 30-35 minutes, or until very lightly browned.
  • Let shortbread cool in its pan for about 10 minutes before you loosen the edges with a knife and flip the pan over onto a wooden cutting board.
  • If the shortbread does not come right out, tap one edge of the pan.
  • Cut the shortbread into serving pieces while it is still warm.

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  1. This is a delicious shortbread ~ unfortunately, I don't have a shortbread mold, so I made them in an 8x8 pan. Turned out a little thicker but delicious! I used pecans and gluten-free flour. Will definitely make these again for Christmas gift giving. Thanks luvcook'n ~ made for MY 3 CHEFS, November 2009!


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