Walnut Shortbread Bars Walnut Shortbread Bars

Author: Canadian Living

Fresh California walnuts add a new note to a classic.

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



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


  • Iron 3.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
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