Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Spiced Shortbread

Perfect with a hot cup of tea.

1 1/4 cup flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Combine dry ingredients with a whisk. Cut in butter and mix with warm hands until thoroughly integrated. Mixture will resemble coarse meal and be a bit dry. Pat into a ball and place on lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth. Do not worry about overworking, just keep kneading until dough is ready to be rolled out. I like to then press into a fluted pie plate and cut into 16 wedges before baking, but you could also roll into a rectangle or cut out circles. Prick all over with a fork. Bake in preheated oven, at 325, for 20-25 minutes. Delicious when warm from the oven.

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