I like a day ending with a churro, and so it’s just a fact that I like a dessert that can be dunked. These aren’t churros, but are salty and maple-y shortbread cut into fries that can be dunked at your leisure. They’re super tasty dunked in Nutella (but what isn’t?) but would also be tasty dipped into jam or blueberry coulis.
But beware, you might want to eat quite a few of these. In which case you might want to wear a looser dress to that wedding you’re going to. You might even ask your pup if you look like you ate a bunch of shortbread. Can he tell you’re full off of cookies? You might be inclined to stack them on a plate and bring them to your vet because you know they’re too good to keep around the house and those ladies know what’s up.
So just know that this shortbread is a one-bowl dream. It’s so quick and easy and tasty. Three is not a crowd when it comes to those adjectives, you best believe it.
Salted Maple Shortbread Fries
Recipe adapted from These Guys
shortbread fries -
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 T cornstarch
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces and chilled
- 1 t kosher salt
- 3 T local maple syrup
- 1/2 t vanilla
- 1 T more local maple syrup
- sea salt, for sprinkling
- nutella, for dunking
- Preheat your oven to 350F. Spray an 8×8 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Line with parchment paper and spray again.
- With an electric mixer, beat together the shortbread ingredients on low until combined, well-mixed, and smooth. Press into the prepared baking dish. Prick with a fork all over, being careful not to press the fork all the way to the bottom of the pan.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center of the cookies feel firm when lightly pressed and are golden brown all over. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Brush the additional tablespoon of maple syrup over the shortbread and sprinkle with sea salt. Allow to cool in the pan for 30 more minutes. Cut with a sharp knife and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
- Serve with nutella, and a cup of coffee.
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This shortbread has spelling skills + obsessed with naan this week.