scottish shortbread
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Vegan Shortbread

A delicious vegan shortbread with the perfect texture
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Scottish
Servings: 16
Author: Vaishali Honawar

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 tbsp vegan butter , like Earth Balance
  • 2 tbsp trans fat-free vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/4 cup confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Beat sugar, salt, vegan butter and shortening on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Sift in the flour gradually into the butter-shortening mixture, mixing with a spatula. Stir together with the spatula until the dough comes together. If needed, sprinkle a few drops of ice-cold water so the dough holds together.
  • Grease an 8 X 8-inch baking dish.
  • Put the shortbread dough in it and press with your fingers into a smooth, even layer.
  • Using a fork, pierce holes into the shortbread dough in a decorative pattern.
  • Bake in a 300-degree oven for 45-50 minutes until the shortbread is pale golden in color and slightly dark at the edges.
  • Remove to a rack and let cool until it's slightly warm. With a sharp knife, cut almost all the way through to form squares. At this point you can sprinkle the shortbread with 1-2 tsp sugar.
  • When completely cooled, break into bars and devour!