It was a delight and pleasure to commemorate the 100th episode of Home + Family on the Hallmark Channel. I feel so fortunate to be a part of the ‘family.’
To add to the celebration, I brought Brown Sugar Shortbread cookies for the entire cast, crew and guests. I wanted something sweet, not too heavy, and something I could personalize. I added gold ‘luster dust’ to the sugar on the edges, in honor of the 100th show.
These cookies are light, buttery, and have a very slight toffee/caramel flavor, because of the brown sugar. They are a perfect cookie to make in large batches. The dough can be prepared one day and baked another. I often will make a double batch, that way I can keep a log in my freezer, and whip up a sheet of cookies in minutes.
Brown Sugar Shortbread
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
coarse crystal sugar
Luster Dust (Optional)
Preheat oven to 325°.
Cream butter and brown sugar, add 2 cups of flour and mix well.
Divide dough in half, and form each portion into logs, approximately 1-1/2” to 2” in diameter. Roll logs in coarse sugar until coated.
Place logs in freezer for 10 to 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and cut in ¼” slices.
Bake on un-greased cookie sheet for 15 to 22 minutes (depending on thickness), until just barely brown. Cool completely on a rack.
If using luster dust, add dust to crystal sugar, until the sugar is the desired color. Or, custom color your sugars using a post found here.
Enjoy, and happy 100th Episode, Home + Family!