desserts

Garam Masala and Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

A sweet shortbread cookie gets an exciting flavour upgrade with the addition of warmly spiced Garam Masala.
20 min
PREP TIME
12 min
COOK TIME
210
CALORIES
7
INGREDIENTS
12
Servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) cubed unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Garam Masala divided
  • 1 tbsp (5 ml) Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup (425 ml) pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) icing sugar

Preparation

  • 1 In a food processor, pulse together butter, 1 tsp (5 mL) Garam Masala, vanilla and brown sugar until smooth. Add flour and cornstarch and pulse until dough comes together and is well blended.
  • 2 Roll dough into a log that is 2-inches (5 cm) in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 3 Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • 4 Once chilled, cut log of dough into 12 equal rounds. Transfer cookie rounds to an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes or until slightly golden.
  • 5 Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 6 In a small bowl combine icing sugar and remaining 2 tsp (10 mL) Garam Masala.
  • 7 Using a fine sieve, sprinkle cooled cookies with icing sugar mixture.

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