Shortbread Dough

Recipe by threeovens
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Position oven racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees F.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a food processor, grind the walnuts with 1 tablespoon sugar; transfer to a bowl.
  • Add remaining sugar to food processor and process until superfine, about 1 minute.
  • Add flour, salt, and ground walnuts; pulse to combine.
  • Mix in butter and vanilla until dough is crumbly.
  • Remove dough and form into 2 disks, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate 10 minutes.
  • Place a dough disk on prepared cookie sheet and form into an 8 inch circle with hands.
  • Cut into wedges, but do not separate.
  • Bake until edges are browned, about 35 minutes, turning pan half way through cooking.
  • Separate wedges slightly and let cool.
  • Dough can be formed into other shapes or squares if desired.