Brown Sugar Shortbread

BROWN SUGAR SHORTBREAD

Ingredients:

2 cups flour, sifted

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions:

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