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Bainbridge Butterscotch Shortbread

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  • 1 c Unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c Dark brown sugar
  • 2 c Flour
  • 1/2 ts Baking powder
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1 c Finely chopped walnuts or pecans


Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder together and set aside. Cream the butter until soft and gradually add the sugar. Add the flour mixture a little at a time and mix well. Refrigerate for one hour. Divide the dough in half and keep one portion in the refrigerator while rolling out the other to approximately 1/4" thickness. (The dough gets soft quickly.) Sprinkle the dough with the nuts and gently press them in with the rolling pin. Cut into 1-1/2" squares. Pix uses a paper pattern as she is hopeless at estimating things like this, unlike Faith. Prick with a fork and place the squares on an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Bake until golden brown, approximately 15 minutes in a preheated 350F oven. Makes 6 dozen squares. This is a devostatingly rich, crumbly cookie. Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #191
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 1996 08:34:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: PatH <> NOTES : Body in the Basement: A Faith Fairchild Mystery. Pix Miller, Faith's= Neighbor. They live in Maine.