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[Cookie Elf File #183] Almond Shortbread: Easy Way to Make It in the Round
March 21, 2017
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Today’s feature shows you an easy way to make traditional shortbread – in the round!

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Feature: Almond Shortbread : Easy Way to Make It in the Round

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Almond Shortbread , a variation of traditional shortbread, deviates just a bit from the cookie’s time-honored ingredient ratio of one part sugar, two parts butter, and three parts white flour. This particular version is heavy on the butter. Almonds thicken the dough and make it even richer. Yay!

Shortbread was traditionally formed into rounds for baking, then cut into wedges. That's why you can mimic this tradition by baking shortbread in a tart pan or spring form pan. It’s easy! Use the heel of your hand or an angled spatula to spread the dough evenly.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 55-60 minutes
Makes about 18-24 wedges

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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