Maple Walnut Shortbread

Maple Walnut Shortbread
Staff Writer

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These Canadian cookies are easy to make and perfect for the holidays. 

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12
Servings
204
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4  Cups  maple syrup
  • 2/3  Cups  sugar
  • 1  Cup  butter, room temperature
  • Pinch of  salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/2  Cup  walnuts
  • 2 1/2  flour

Directions

Place maple syrup in a pan over a burner and reduce by 1/3. Add to sugar and pulse in food processor until uniform. Cream butter and sugar. Add pinch salt and vanilla extract. Add walnuts and flour all at once. Mix just to combine. Form dough into 2 logs, 1½ inches in diameter. Freeze. Cut into ¼-inch slices. Arrange on sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown on the edges. Cool on cooling racks.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
29g
22%
Protein
2g
4%
Calcium, Ca
20mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
5mg
1%
Sodium, Na
166mg
11%
Water
5g
0%

Maple Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Maple Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.