Gooey Butter Shortbread

This butter shortbread recipe is one that you will not be able to pass up. With Land O'Lakes butter and eggs,...
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Land O'Lakes

This butter shortbread recipe is one that you will not be able to pass up. With Land O'Lakes butter and eggs, you’ll be using the best-quality ingredients.

24
Servings
155
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup Land O'Lakes European-style butter, softened
  • 1/3 Cup powdered sugar

Topping

  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 Tablespoons Land O'Lakes European-style butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cups sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Land O'Lakes egg
  • 1 Cup plus two tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar, if desired

Directions

Crust

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray foil lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

 

Combine all crust ingredients in bowl; beat at medium speed just until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press dough evenly into bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.

Topping

Combine water, corn syrup, and vanilla in small bowl; set aside.

 

Place 6 tablespoons butter, sugar, and salt into bowl; beat until well combined. Add egg; beat until well mixed. Add flour alternately with corn syrup mixture, beating until well mixed after each addition. Spread topping evenly over shortbread crust. Bake 25–30 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Cool completely. Remove from pan and sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Calcium, Ca
9mg
1%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
5mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
38mg
5%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
76mg
5%
Water
4g
0%

Butter 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.

Butter 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.