Butterscotch Shortbread

Butterscotch Shortbread

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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This unique variation of shortbread is as light and tender as the classic, but one bite of this version will transport butterscotch devotees to a cookie lover's Eden. Imagine a buttery cookie to which butterscotch chips and toffee bits are added, and I think you'll understand why these cookies have become a tea-time favorite. They are easy to make and bake, but because they are so short, the dough has a a tendency to crumble when it is rolled. If you encounter this problem, just keep reforming the dough as you go along. It also helps if the dough is kept cold and rolled on a well-floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin. The addition of an egg yolk to the dough would probably make the dough more cohesive, but I was hesitant to alter a successful recipe without more time to test the result. If you like butterscotch, you'll love these cookies. They are great keepers if they are carefully packed in an airtight container. I do hope you'll give this recipe a try. You might find you have a new cookie favorite. Here's how they are made.

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