Candy Cane Shortbread Recipe #baking #cookies #recipe

Happy holidays! With guests on their way, dinners to host and attend, it's time to get the apron out and get your holiday baking done!

Preheat your oven to 300F

Mix together

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt

Cream in

3/4 cup melted butter
dash of vanilla
optional: dash of peppermint extract

Once your batter is ready, press it firmly into your pan. I typically use a 9x9 square, but really love doing this recipe in an 8" round springform as well.

Sprinkle with crushed candy canes, pressing the pieces into the batter so they stick. Dock with a fork lightly.

Bake for approximately 60 minutes, or until golden brown, then remove from the oven. Cut into squares or wedges immediately, and set to cool completely.

These cookies are sweet and buttery, with a hint of mint {extra from the extract if you used it!!} and are great put in a tin with a tag as a hostess gift...or left out for Santa.

Optional: dip baked shortbread wedges or squares in melted milk chocolate, then set in the fridge to harden.