These shortbread butter bars are very easy to make, requiring only 6 simple ingredients. They have a consistency and texture similar to a thick, chewy shortbread cookie.
- 2 cups
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup
granulated white sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon
- 1 large egg, beaten
- Mix Ingredients: Combine and mix dry ingredients (flour and sugar) in bowl. Then add wet ingredients (vanilla extract, milk, and melted butter) to bowl. Mix well.
- Assemble Baking Dish: Line
8×8 inch baking dishwith foil, then grease bottom and sides. Transfer mixture to baking dish, using rubber spatula to flatten mixture against bottom of baking dish. Use pastry brushto add thin layer of beaten egg over surface of mixture; discard remainder of egg (Note 1).
- Bake & Serve: Bake uncovered at 350 F for 30 minutes. Let cool before cutting into 16 bars and serving (Note 2).
|Makes 16 Servings|
|Amount Per Serving (1 bar):|
|Calories 190 (57% from fat)|
|Total Fat 12g||18%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||37%|
|Net Carb 18g|
|Total Carb 18.5g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 0.5g||2%|
These were fabulous, but I confess to two tweaks: I browned the butter, which gave it a nutty almost caramel accent, and I added 1/4 tsp. of Kosher salt.
I made 3 batches of these today for the first time as snacks for my husband and I during the week at work. I added 1/2 cup of m&ms to the mix. OMG!!!! They taste soooooo good.
Is it powdered sugar that needs to be used?
No, regular (granulated) should work fine.
Ok. Thanks. 🙂
Did you butter the pan then line it with foil?
The pan is first lined with foil, then the foil is buttered.