Brown Sugar Shortbread can be made quickly and easily with staple baking ingredients!
Brown Sugar Shortbread
If the beauty of shortbread is its simplicity, then this Brown Sugar Shortbread is downright gorgeous. This recipe takes basic, staple baking ingredients and turns them into an absolutely delightful cookie that you’re quite likely to find irresistible.
You can give your mixer a rest for these cookies. You can even leave your mixing spoons in their usual resting spots. Just use your hands to mix the dough and shape it.
I found this Cooking Light recipe a while back and saved it to my seemingly endless to-bake list. I had initially thought I’d dress these up in some way. Maybe I’d dip them in chocolate or make them thinner for sandwich cookies. But once I took my first bite of unadulterated cookie, I thought they were just perfect as they were. I didn’t dare change a thing!
These shortbread are the kind of cookies I want to have around when I’m craving just a little bite of something sweet. One of these can really quell a sweet afternoon craving! They also make a lovely homemade gift. Just wrap some up in a pretty package to share with a friend, a new neighbor, or anyone with a sweet tooth.
I love that I always have what I need in my kitchen to whip up a batch of these shortbread. And they mix so quickly that you can have the dough ready to chill within just a few minutes and with only a small amount of effort. Then just shape and bake. What a great (and tasty!) return on a very small time and effort investment!
For more recipes made with basic baking ingredients, see my collection of Pantry Staples Baking Recipes!