Brown Sugar Shortbread



  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • sparkling sugar (optional)


*Note: Allow 30 minutes to chill, baby!

  1. Place softened butter into mixing bowl and beat at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add brown sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Slowly add flour, beating at low speed until smooth. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

2. Roll dough to 1/4″ thickness on a lightly sugared surface. Cut with cookie cutters and place 1″ apart on lightly greased baking sheets (or use parchment paper). Sprinkle evenly with sparkling sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 min or until edges are golden. Cool pans on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Yield 12-18 cookies.

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