Daily Archives: May 15, 2012

Whole Wheat Shortbread

I’d been craving shortbread for…quite some time and I had all the ingredients to make it, so here it is! Make sure you let it set for a while after baking or it may remain in a somewhat crumbly state. I think the fact that I used all whole wheat flour may have resulted in the crumbliness. Here’s where it came from.

Whole Wheat Shortbread

-2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
-2 sticks butter
-1/2 cup dark brown sugar
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 tsp vanilla

1) Preheat oven to 350. Soften up the butter first. Add the sugar, salt and vanilla. Mix it until it is soft and creamy. Add the flour. Stir it up until it is thick like a pie crust. (You will probably need to use your hands.)
2) Knead the dough until it’s smooth and soft. Pat the dough onto a pizza plate or cookie sheet to a big circle about 1/2-inch thick. Cut into wedges.
3) After it’s cut into wedges, poke the surface all over with a fork. You can make pretty designs if you want to. Bake for ~25 minutes. The edges will be brown. Re-cut the lines in the cookie. Let cool.