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APPETIZERS AND SIDES
A female empowering non-diet dietitian supporting women who want to create a healthier relationship with food.
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This recipe post has been sponsored by the dietitians at the Canadian Sugar Institute.
These Brown Butter Shortbread Cookies are a flavourful twist on a classic dessert. Whip up a batch with your family and enjoy all that holiday baking has to offer!
I have partnered with the Canadian Sugar Institute to bring you these Brown Butter Shortbread Cookies. Baking during the holiday season is one of my favourite hobbies. My family has been making a traditional shortbread cookie recipe for over 30 years and it brings us all so much joy. Working together and creating a delicious dessert that tastes so nostalgic is my idea of true holiday spirit. So, whenever you’re ready to put on holiday music, get cozy and have fun in the kitchen, this updated recipe is for you!
For more information on the functional roles sugar plays in different recipes, visit the Canadian Sugar Institute website.
This ingredient list couldn’t be simpler! All you need is:
Browning butter is the process of heating and caramelizing the milk solids of butter until it’s a deep nutty flavour and golden-brown colour. Making brown butter is quick and easy, it just takes a bit of concentration. I recommend using a stainless steel or light-coloured saucepan so that it’s easier to see the darkening butter at the bottom.
In a saucepan, melt the butter on medium-high heat. Once melted, whisk the butter until it turns a light brown colour and has a nutty aroma to it (roughly 5-10 minutes).
During this time, you may have to remove the saucepan from the heat a couple of times to allow the foam to settle so you can see the butter underneath.
Once browned, pour the butter into a glass jar and allow it to solidify. This can be done by placing it in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
The batter for these Brown Butter Shortbread Cookies is a bit different to traditional cookie dough. Expect it to be a lot drier and flakier, even as you’re putting it on the baking tray. Here is how I recommend making them in the most efficient way:
Allow the shortbread to cool for about 5-10 minutes before enjoying!
Thank you to the Canadian Sugar Institute for sponsoring this recipe post and sharing joy this holiday season with an enhanced traditional recipe!
I hope these Brown Butter Shortbread Cookies are a fun way to make memories with your loved ones. Don’t forget to check out some of these other desserts for inspiration:
If you make these Brown Butter Shortbread Cookies, I would love to see your comment and rating below. It also makes my day seeing your creation of my recipes on Instagram- don’t forget to tag @allnutrition.rd!