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Test Kitchen Approved

Salted Maple Sugar Shortbread

Recipe By Matt Wallington


2 dozen

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cooking Time

12 Minutes

Recipe By Matt Wallington

Simple and delicious cookies that are perfect accompaniments to coffee or tea.

Serving Suggestions

Great with tea or coffee.


1/2 lb. unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened to room temperature

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Pure Maple Sugar

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  • Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt

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  • Madagascar Pure Vanilla Extract (Organically Sourced)

    Organically sourced Madagascar Vanilla Extract is the classic, smooth vanilla flavor that immediately comes to mind when people think of vanilla. U...

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In an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, salt and vanilla extract together until well blended. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time until thoroughly incorporated. On floured surface, make a ball out of dough and roll it out into a log shape about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in wax paper and chill for 1 hour. Once chilled, slice into 1/4-inch thick coins. Place coins on parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle each with maple sugar and salt. Bake in 350-degree oven for 10 to 12 min. or until golden brown. Let cool completely before serving.