Brown Sugar Shortbread

April 25, 2012


We are having an inservice/Week of the Young Child event tomorrow evening at school and the staff is bringing snacks. I cut up some cheese and sausage, but felt bad that I wasn’t going to bake anything. I’m pretty sure there will be plenty of food, but I thought maybe I could make shortbread.

Problem: Shortbread needs sugar, and I am out. The internet to the rescue! You can make shortbread with brown sugar! I halved this recipe and – Brad, you will be proud of me – followed the directions exactly. I wanted to tinker with the baking time, but didn’t. That’s a huge step towards recovery.

Rolled out.

But there’s another problem. I started making it after 7, so there’s no way that I could taste it to see if it’s good. Even if I could eat it, I don’t like shortbread, so I don’t want to eat it.

There’s yet another problem. I couldn’t believe that something only made of flour, brown sugar and butter could taste good, so I thought I’d try tempering chocolate again and do a drizzle. My chocolate did not set. Dang it.

They look good, but that chocolate is tacky.

All in all, I’d like to be the first to say that this was a bad idea. I hope everyone else brings food.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Brown Sugar Shortbread”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Well, they certainly LOOK good. If they don’t taste good, maybe you could just stand by the table and tell everyone they’re just for show.

    And I didn’t know shortbread was just flour, sugar, and butter. No wonder I like it -- those are some of my favorite ingredients! In fact, if I had to choose just one all-time favorite ingredient, I think I’d have to say flour. Mmm… anything with flour…


  2. Gretchen Said on:

    Looks nice though! Just put plenty of napkins nearby for those who get chocolate all over their hands.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Mmmmmm!! They do indeed look delicious! And worry not about the chocolate…..those cookies will fly off the table.

    I would have never dreamed those cookies were made from just those ingredients either. That’s how I make the crust & topping when I make an apple crisp.

    Let us know how they taste.


  4. Deborah Said on:

    It has been my experience when baking something for a bake sale or such, something always goes wrong. The powers that be somehow know that this baking matters and mess it up.


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