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Shortbread<br><br>
Category: Desserts - Cookies<br><br><br><br>
Suitable for a: vegan diet<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Ingredients:<br><br>
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1 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour<br><br>
3 tablespoons sugar<br><br>
1/2 cup of earth balance<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Instructions:<br><br>
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Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.<br><br><br><br>
In a large bowl, combine the flour and the sugar. Blend in the earth balance slowly until the whole thing starts to cling together. I use a jumbo fork for this.<br><br><br><br>
Spread into a metal pan, either an 8 or 9 inch cake pan, or an 8 inch square metal pan if you have it. Bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.<br><br><br><br>
Immediately use a butter knife to cut the shortbread, but then leave it in the pan to cool.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Additional comments:<br><br>
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*If you use other vegan "butters" you might get bad results. I've had some bad (mushy) batches with other products. The earth balance seems to do the best job of making it buttery and crispy.<br><br><br><br>
*To make oatmeal shortbread, omit 1/4 cup of flour, and when the dough is mixed, stir in 1/3 cup of rolled oats.<br><br><br><br>
*For a decadent treat, after cutting the shortbread, immediately sprinkle on one cup of butterscotch or chocolate chips. When they soften from the heat, spread them on like frosting. Let cool.
 

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Dudette, this is like the easiest recipe ever. Thanks for posting!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>IamJen</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Dudette, this is like the easiest recipe ever. Thanks for posting!</div>
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It is. But the man (who is Scottish) gets all happy and excited when I make it for him, and at potlucks it lasts like two minutes.
 

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Ohhhhh, homemade shortbread ROCKS. Of course, traditionally, it's supposed to be mixed with the fingers, and Scottish lore says that every woman's fingers lend something a little different to the shortbread.
 

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oooh this is going to be my next project. though we don't have earth balance at my health food store..I'm not sure if it's even available in holland:\\
 

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Well, I've never made shortbread before, so I hope this turns out...<br><br><br><br>
I had to add a bit more butter; the dough was just falling apart when I first made it and was a flour-y mess. It seems fine now, though. I have it in hte oven. ^^ I'm a little worried because I'm using a glass pan instead (don't have an metal right now) so I'll be keeping a real close eye on it. I'll tell you how it turns out!<br><br><br><br>
Such a simple recipe; thanks for sharing!<br><br><br><br>
Edit: Results - it turned out great! So buttery and sweet, but not too sweet or buttery. My mom said we may try dipping it in chocolate - yummy!
 

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I miss rincaro. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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This recipe sounds good. I rather enjoy the Walker's Shortbread brand and I think that this would make tasty shortbread.
 

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I just made this and it came out really well, though it was a tad sweeter than what I'm used to with shortbread. I think next time, I might decrease the sugar a bit, but overall, it was tasty.
 
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