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Maple Shortbread

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“The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion”
READY IN:
1hr 10mins
YIELD:
24 wedges
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°; lightly grease two 9-inch round cake pans; sprinkle each pan with 1 tablespoon of the maple sugar.
  2. In a bowl, cream together the butter, salt, regular sugar, ½ cup maple sugar, maple extract, and vanilla; then beat in the flour.
  3. Divide the dough in half and press it into the prepared pans, smoothing surface with your fingers.
  4. Sprinkle each round with 1 tablespoon of the remaining maple sugar, pressing it in gently.
  5. Prick the dough with a fork in an attractive pattern.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until it is golden brown around the edges.
  7. Remove it from the oven and loosen the edges with a heat-resistant plastic knife or table knife.
  8. Wait 5 minutes, then carefully turn the shortbread out onto a clean work surface, all in one piece.
  9. Using a pizza wheel or sharp knife, cut each round into 12 wedges (do this while the shortbread is still warm; if you wait until it is cool, it will not cut easily).
  10. Transfer the wedges to a rack to cool.

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