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Friday, June 17, 2011

Butterscotch Shortbread

Happy Friday everybody!  I hope you all have fun plans for this weekend, with Father's Day coming up and all!  Here is a super quick and easy shortbread recipe that I found in a cookbook called Five Ingredients Or Less.  This cookbook is pretty much perfect for me, since I'm short on time right now as it is!;)  I haven't spent any real baking or cooking time in my kitchen since Baby Q was born 3 weeks ago.  So I decided to get with it and try this shortbread recipe!  I modified it to my liking, and loved the results.  Traditional shortbread had a "snap" to it when you break it apart.  It's usually dense and on the hard side.  Well, this recipe has the same qualities but with a slight chewiness through the center.  Even better if you ask me!  The slightly sweet and buttery flavor is enhanced with the addition of butterscotch chips!  Another great thing?  I had it put together and ready for the oven in just 5 minutes!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Beat until fluffy:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened (do not use margarine)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Add and mix in:
1 egg
Add and mix in:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1-1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips

Grease a 9 by 13 in baking pan and spread the prepared dough evenly into the bottom.  Bake for 30 minutes or until slightly golden on top.  Let cool a bit and then cut into bars!

image by Kara


Audrey Crisp said...

Thanks for the recipe! That looks wonderful and easy!

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Love quick and easy - looks delicious!