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Sugar-and-Spice Shortbread Sticks

Sugar-and-Spice Shortbread Sticks
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 48
Rich shortbread gets a delicious twist with apple-spice seasonings and icing.
Updated March 1, 2013
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 3/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon apple pie spice

Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons apple juice

Steps

  • 1
    In large bowl, combine brown sugar, butter, vanilla and egg; beat until light and fluffy. Add flour and 3/4 teaspoon apple pie spice; mix well. Divide dough in half; shape each half into flattened disk. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 1 hour for easier handling.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 350°F. On lightly floured surface, roll half of dough at a time to 12x6-inch rectangle. Keep remaining half of dough refrigerated. Cut dough rectangle lengthwise in half; cut each half into 1-inch-wide sticks. Place sticks 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake at 350°F. for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, blend all glaze ingredients until smooth, adding enough apple juice for desired glaze consistency. Spread glaze on tops of cookies. Let stand until glaze is set before storing.

  • In place of 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice, use 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon each of cloves and allspice, plus a pinch of nutmeg.
  • Use milk in place of the apple juice.
  • For well-shaped shortbread sticks, use the flat side of a ruler to straighten the sides of the dough into an even rectangle. Use the ruler as a guide to cut the rectangle neatly in half and to trim the halves into sticks.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
7g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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