Brown Sugar Shortbread



2 cups flour, sifted

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/8 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, sugar, salt (do not use coarse salt). Work the butter in gradually until well mixed, using an electric mixer (sometimes it takes a minute for it to start "congealing". Add a few drops of cold water if necessary.)

Place dough on floured surface and pat out (do not roll) to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into 1 1/2 inch rounds with a cookie cutter. Prick several times in center with a fork to make a design.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 20-22 minutes, until golden.

Makes 24-28 cookies.

Mary Beth