Holiday Recipe from Heilala Vanilla - SHORTBREAD
As you prepare for holiday meals we wanted to share with you some fun recipes, brought to you by Heilala Vanilla!
NUTS OVER HEILALA VANILLA SHORTBREAD
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup superfine granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Heilala Vanilla paste
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup chopped toasted almonds (or any nut will do)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
Blend together butter, sugar, vanilla paste and salt in a bowl with a fork.
Sift in flour and blend in with a fork until mixture forms a soft dough.
Transfer dough to an ungreased large baking sheet, then pat into a 9 by 4 ½ - inch rectangle.
Crimp the edges decoratively and prick dough all over with fork.
Score dough crosswise with the back of a knife into 8 sections. Sprinkle with nuts and press gently into dough with your fingertips.
Bake in the middle of oven until edges are golden about 15 minutes. Cool shortbread on baking sheet on a rack for 10 minutes, then cut into slices with a sharp knife while still warm. Transfer the slices with a spatula to a rack to cool completely. For an special treat drizzle with melted dark chocolate.