Walnut Shortbread Bars

Author: Canadian Living

Fresh California walnuts add a new note to a classic.

  • Portion size 24 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Best: 2005

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnut
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 24 walnut quarters

Method

Line 9-inch (2.5 L) square metal cake pan with parchment paper; set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add sugar, cornstarch, vanilla and salt ; beat until smooth. Mix in chopped walnuts. Mix in flour in 3 additions. Press evenly into prepared pan. With rounded table knife, cut into 24 bars; press walnut quarter into each.

Bake in centre of 300°F (150°C) oven until golden, about 45 minutes. With rounded knife, recut bars. Let cool in pan on rack. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and store for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 6 weeks.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per bar:</b> about

  • Sodium 79 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 131.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 24 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 10 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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