Scottish Shortbread

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
YIELD: 12 squares
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • [i]NOTE:If you don't have superfine sugar, make some by processing regular sugar in the food processor for about 30 seconds.
  • [/i]Oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Position the rack of your oven in the middle of the oven.
  • Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with heavy duty foil, letting it extend over the sides of the pan.
  • Sift the flour, cornstarch and salt together.
  • Pour into a food processor or your mixer along with the half-cup of sugar.
  • Mix briefly.
  • Add the butter and vanilla.
  • Mix or pulse the food processor several times just until the dough begins to come together- don't overprocess.
  • This will probably take 1-2 minutes.
  • Spread and gently press the dough into your pan.
  • Do not pack the dough down hard!
  • This is very important.
  • Just as gently as you can to get it evenly into the pan.
  • Bake the shortbread for about 1 hour 10 minutes, or until it just starts to turn golden.
  • If it doesn't look done, add another 10 minutes to the time.
  • When it comes out of the oven, sprinkle the remaining 2 tbl sugar over top.
  • Cut into 12 squares, then let cool completely before removing from the pan.
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