Maple Walnut Shortbread

Staff Writer
Maple Walnut Shortbread
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These Canadian cookies are easy to make and perfect for the holidays. 

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12
Servings
240
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
25%
Sugar
23g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Protein
0.4g
0.8%
Carbs
25g
8%
Vitamin A
129µg
14%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.4mg
2.2%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
26mg
3%
Folate (food)
2µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
2µg
N/A
Magnesium
7mg
2%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Phosphorus
9mg
1%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
53mg
2%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
15.3%
Sodium
29mg
1%
Sugars, added
23g
N/A
Trans
0.6g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
2.3%

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